Murder in Japan (The Inugami Curse) and France (The Forbidden House).
I haven’t posted since mid-February; I’ve been finishing a major project, which has taken much of my time. I’ve read few detective stories, partly for lack of time, partly for lack of inclination. I have 90-odd on my Kindle, and a lot on my shelves to reread – but finding a really satisfying detective story … Continue reading Limiers in the limelight
The prolific John Street's third pseudonym has just been reprinted.
Hot tramp sex in Regent's Park!
Fair and unfair.
Macdonald and murder in the city of the Habsburgs.
By Harriette AshbrookFirst published: US: Coward McCann, 1933. Available on Kindle. ★★★★★ Cecily Thane was an orthodox Vancian investigation; Steven Kester was a country house mystery. In her third mystery, Ashbrook tries the ‘hero walks into enigmatic situation’. Spike Tracy’s car breaks down in Vermont; high-spirited Jill takes him home to meet her family, whom … Continue reading The Murder of Sigurd Sharon (Harriette Ashbrook)
Fleming Stone's second case. Who shot the banker in his library on the eve of changing his will?
How can one man have committed two burglaries and been murdered at exactly the same hour in towns hundreds of kilometres apart?
By Robin ForsytheFirst published: UK: 1935 ★★ Like Forsythe’s other detective stories, this is a pleasant but minor work. A businessman dies, apparently from natural causes, soon after marrying his much younger second wife; his body is exhumed, but no trace of foul play is found. Then his son, who pushed for the autopsy, is … Continue reading The Ginger Cat Mystery (Forsythe)