Fell Murder by E. R. C. Lorac

Elderly farmer Robert Garth is “a hard man and a stubborn man, a man moreover who set his face against reform and change”. While respected throughout rural Lunesdale for his abilities and hard work, he is not loved, or even liked. Over the years he fought with many, and could “be a bitter enemy…”. When …

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Bats in the Belfry by E. C. R. Lorac

Neil Rockingham asks Robert Grenville to track down a man named Debrette. It seems that Debrette has been harassing their friend Bruce Attleton, and Neil thinks that it may involve blackmail. Rockingham’s concerns prove well founded when Attleton never shows for a planned meeting with him in Paris. But it is when he learns that …

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Murder By Matchlight by E. R. C. Lorac Introduction by Martin Edwards

During a blackout in November 1945, Bruce Mallaig sits alone on a bench in London’s Regent’s Park, and is soon the observer of a series of perculiar and frightening events. He hears someone on a nearby bridge and then hears them climbing over the railings to hide underneath. Moments later, another man walks onto the …

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The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories – Edited by Martin Edwards

This is the twelfth British Library Crime Classics anthology published, and the third collection set in winter. More specifically, this collection of short stories all occur around, or reference the Christmas season. Eleven tales involving murder, theft, and even a Christmas ghost!  This is a great collection of stories, that I thoroughly enjoyed. Edward Martin’s …

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