The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards – the Review

This is a very, very good book. It works on so many levels; as a readable text, a history of Crime writing, and a reference book for anyone who collects and reads British Library Crime and Dean Street Press classic crime books. I was thrilled to receive a review copy of this book for the … More The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards – the Review

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards – A Guest Post

Detective stories from the “Golden Age of murder” between the world wars are being discovered all over again. Thanks to enterprising publishers, and the advent of digital publishing, readers around the world now have the chance to enjoy many long-forgotten mysteries of the past. They are also finding that the critics who for decades tended … More The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards – A Guest Post

Crimson Snow -A British Library Crime Classic for Christmas

Crimson Snow, yet another British Library Crime Classic, a collection  of stories with a Christmas theme, is a good read at this time of year. None of the stories here are so Christmas based that they cannot be read during the winter. The characteristic they all share is that they are all ingenious, whether short or … More Crimson Snow -A British Library Crime Classic for Christmas

Resorting to Murder – Holiday Mysteries – Edited by Martin Edwards

Another review, another British Library Crime Classic…. This one is full of short stories which take place at holiday resorts of all types, though mainly in the 1920s and 30s. It includes such noted authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, and some authors so obscure that it has obviously been difficult to get copies of the … More Resorting to Murder – Holiday Mysteries – Edited by Martin Edwards