Death of a Busybody – George Bellairs – A British Library Crime Classic

The series of British Library Crime Classics continues to grow; I am thinking of starting a new shelf on my bookcase! This addition to the group introduces a new detective, Inspector Littlejohn, and I think he is a worthy addition, especially if you like your detectives to take second place to the mystery as opposed … More Death of a Busybody – George Bellairs – A British Library Crime Classic

Bewildering Cares – Winifred Peck – A Furrowed Middlebrow edition

This is an actual book! Thank you to the nice people at Furrowed Middlebrow/ Dean Street Press who listened to my plea that as a 21st century Vicar’s wife that I would really enjoy this book about a Vicar’s wife in 1940, I now have a a new favourite book! If you have ever found … More Bewildering Cares – Winifred Peck – A Furrowed Middlebrow edition

Northbridge Rectory – Angela Thirkell

I thought that it was about time I wrote about a book that I really love, that you can buy easily, and is an enormous contrast to A Chelsea Concerto,  reviewed here https://northernreader.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/a-chelsea-concerto-francis-favell-a-furrowed-middlebrow-book/  . Northbridge Rectory  is one of the Thirkell books that I managed to read when I first discovered this writer a few years ago. … More Northbridge Rectory – Angela Thirkell

Murder has a Motive, Serpents in Eden and Murder at the Manor – is no where safe??

After some very sensible books I thought that I would do a quick blog about a cheerful subject – multiple, fictional and historical murder. Multiple because Serpents in Eden is one of the British Library Crime Classics books of short murder stories, mainly of the Golden Age, historical because I really dislike contemporary murder stories … More Murder has a Motive, Serpents in Eden and Murder at the Manor – is no where safe??