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The Killing of Katie Steelstock (1980) by Michael Gilbert
Back in January, I returned to the work of Michael Gilbert and looked at his first mystery novel, Close Quarters (1947), which introduced ...
The Hit List: Top 10 Favorite Reprints from Dean Street Press
If you're a casual mystery reader who looked at our little niche corner on the internet, you might get the impression that the prevailin...
Window of Opportunity: "The Riddle of the Brass Band" (1934) by Stuart Palmer
Back in November, I reread Stuart Palmer's " The Riddle of the Whirling Lights " (1935), collected in Hildegarde Withers: Unco...
Prague Fatale (2011) by Philip Kerr
Philip Kerr was a British author who garnered wide success with his World War II thriller series about Bernhard "Bernie" Gunther,...
The Whistling Hangman (1937) by Baynard Kendrick
This year, Otto Penzler's American Mystery Classics is reprinting one of my two favorite Baynard Kendrick detective novels, Blind Man&...
The Wrong Letter (1926) by Walter S. Masterman
Walter S. Masterman was an English fiction writer who dabbled in horror, fantasy, science-fiction and detective stories, twenty-six novels i...
The Swinging Death (1948) by Brian Flynn
Brian Flynn placed his thirty-fifth Anthony Bathurst novel, The Swinging Death (1948), among " the best of my humbler contributions t...
The King's Chamber: "The Burglar Who Dropped In On Elvis" (1990) by Lawrence Block
Last time, I discussed Lawrence Block's thirteenth entry in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series, The Burglar Who Met Fredric Brown (2022), whi...
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