Punshon promises a criminal “fine dining” experience … and serves brown Windsor soup.
Theme and limited variations in this Much Middle-ing Punshon.
Westshire hasn’t had a murder for 40 years, until an inoffensive commercial traveller is bashed on the head in a copse
A load of Cobblers.
Bobby Owen encounters his most formidable adversary yet.
Less a mystery than a gang feud in which Bobby Owen intervenes.
Gangsters and the rightful heir to the throne in a fast-paced case for Bobby Owen.
This was part of my History Honours, in 2004. Britain in the 1930s is often typified as ignorant of the situation in Nazi Germany. E.R. Punshon’s Crossword Mystery (1934) discusses the Terror: anti-Semitism, concentration camps and brutal oppression. Would Punshon’s readership (the educated middle-class) have known of these things by the book’s publication in June … Continue reading E.R. Punshon’s Crossword Mystery and the Nazis