Calamity in Kent by John Rowland – a British Library Crime Classic

This book in the British Library Crime Classics series seemed to appear without a lot of fuss, which is a shame as I enjoyed it more than some other books which feature slow starts or a predictable answer. This opens very strongly, and there are elements of locked room mystery and thriller which kept my … More Calamity in Kent by John Rowland – a British Library Crime Classic

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

Every Good Deed and Other Stories – Dorothy Whipple – a new Persephone!

I was really pleased to get a review copy of this book, another long awaited short story collection by that much undervalued writer of the twentieth century, Dorothy Whipple. If you have ever looked at the Persephone collection of books, which now number 120, you will have heard of the great Dorothy Whipple. They now … More Every Good Deed and Other Stories – Dorothy Whipple – a new Persephone!

Behind the Shattered Glass – Tasha Alexander. Reading the series….

Kate Shakleton. Masie Dobbs. Brother Michael and the physician Matthew. Lady Emily…. There are so many series of detective novels set in Victorian times, Medieval times, the interwar period that it can be a difficult and expensive job to keep up with them all. Many focus on women as detectives, writing about women who either … More Behind the Shattered Glass – Tasha Alexander. Reading the series….