Category: miscellaneous

A Crime is Afoot Leisure Reading March 2021

leisure_readingI read last month:

Tour de Force, 1955 (Inspector Cockrill #6) by Christianna Brand

One By One They Disappeared, 1929 (Inspector Hugh Collier #1) by Moray Dalton

Murder by Matchlight, 1945 (Robert MacDonald #26) by E. C. R. Lorac

The Case of the Late Pig, 1937 (Albert Campion Mysteries #8) by Margery Allingham

“An Unlocked Window” (1934) s.s. by Ethel Lina White

The Murder on the Enriqueta (1929) by Molly Thynne

The First Time He Died (1935) by Ethel Lina White

A Crime is Afoot Leisure Reading February 2021

leisure_readingI read this month:

The Corpse in the Waxworks: A Paris Mystery (aka The Waxworks Murder), 1932 (Henri Bencolin #4) by John Dickson Carr

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, 2020 by Mark Aldridge

The Perfect Alibi, 1934 by Christopher St John Sprigg

Murder at Monk’s Barn, 1931 (Perrins, Private Investigators #1) by Cecil Waye

Dance of Death: A Blistering Golden Age Mystery, 1938 (The Dr Basil Willing Mysteries Book 1) by Helen McCloy

Currently reading:

Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club (Collins Crime Club, 2020) by Martin Edwards (Editor)

Tour de Force, 1955 (Inspector Cockrill #6) by Christianna Brand

What’s Next?

I’ll soon finish reading The Corpse in the Waxworks: A Paris Mystery (British Library Publishing, 2021. Originally published in 1932) by John Dickson Carr, and coming next, in no particular order, I look forward to reading:

The Perfect Alibi (Moonstone Press, 2019. Originally published in  1934) by Christopher St. John Sprigg

Murder at Monk’s Barn: A ‘Perrins, Private Investigators’ Mystery (Dean Street Press, 2021, originally published in 1931) by Cecil Waye

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World (HarperCollins, 2020) by Mark Aldridge

Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club (Collins Crime Club, 2020) by Martin Edwards (Editor)

Stay tuned!

A Crime is Afoot Leisure Reading January 2021

leisure_readingI read this month:

Rim of the Pit, 1944 (Rogan Kincaid #2) by Hake Talbot

The Judas Window, 1938 (Sir Henry Merrivale # 7) by John Dickson Carr, writing as Carter Dickson

Death from a Top Hat, 1938 (The Great Merlini #1) by Clayton Rawson

The Chinese Orange Mystery, 1934 (Ellery Queen Detective #8) by Ellery Queen

Nine Times Nine, 1940 (Sister Ursula #1) by Anthony Boucher

Locked Doors, 1914 (Hilda Adams #2) by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Buckled Bag, 1914 (Hilda Adams #1) by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Miss Pinkerton (UK title: The Double Alibi), 1932 (Hilda Adams #3) by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Peacock Feather Murders, 1937 (Sir Henry Merrivale #6) by Carter Dickson (About to finish reading it today).

Bodies From The Library

This post is mainly a reminder of what I look forward to reading soon, but I thought it might be of some interest.

If there’s a crime fiction festival I wouldn’t like to miss in the near future, that is The Bodies from the Library, The Golden Age Detective Conference at the British Library. Regretfully, for reasons well known, the 2020 Conference had to be cancelled, but I still hope I’ll be able to attend when can resume their normal activity.
Meanwhile I’ll try to catch up reading its publications. Stay tuned.

Visit their website here.

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