No Past is Dead (J.J. Connington)

By J. J. Connington First published: UK, Hodder & Stoughton, 1942; US, Little & Brown, 1942 After our foray into decadence with Lynn Brock, we return to the sober, straightforward detective story – where the victim is eaten by an African big cat, somewhere in the Home Counties. White cocks are beheaded (apparently in a Voodoo … Continue reading No Past is Dead (J.J. Connington)

The Four Defences (J.J. Connington)

By J. J. Connington First published: UK, Hodder & Stoughton, 1940; US, Little Brown, 1940 Blurb (UK) They liked J. J. Connington’s “new line in detectives” and now Mark Brand (The Counsellor), having emerged with flying colours from the Treverton case, tackles Case 2.  A highly ingenious and complex business, but the author’s hand is definitely … Continue reading The Four Defences (J.J. Connington)