Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell and a few words on the new Lucy Worsley

If the large number of Angela Thirkell novels now in paperback (not enough, Virago!) are a bit confusing, this early book may appeal. It is not the first in the series, but stands alone well (as most of the books do, really) and while it introduces and mentions characters that have a lot of involvement … More Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell and a few words on the new Lucy Worsley

The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham

This book is the first story produced by Allingham featuring a detective, W.T. Challoner. It was actually compiled from a series which first appeared in the Daily Express in 1927. This is therefore not Allingham’s famous “sort of a detective”, Campion, but an older man, whose vast understanding of human nature means he can solve … More The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham

The Dead shall be Raised by George Bellairs – a British Library Crime Classic

On Easter Tuesday, what better than a bit of Murder at the Vicarage – fictional of course! A recent British Library Crime Classic is two stories featuring Inspector Littlejohn, and very good stories they are too. This book features at least two murders; good solid mysteries which kept this reader guessing to the end. I … More The Dead shall be Raised by George Bellairs – a British Library Crime Classic