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Golden Age of Murder

Are we recommending a non-fiction book. Well certainly, when it is an erudite and loving account of a genre for which pretty well all crime fiction lovers have a secret place in their hearts. This book takes us down some well-travelled roads, dealing with the genius of…
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The Golden Age of Murder

Written by Martin Edwards – Britain’s Golden Age of detective fiction produced some of the greatest and most enduring crime writers, including Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L Sayers. “The crime novel, like the world itself, is ruled by the English,” said Bertolt Brecht…
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CIS: Lost gems of the Golden Age

There’s something inherently appealing about the best of the Golden Age – novels that have stood the test of time, which you can revisit anytime and be sure of a tight story and satisfying conclusion. Yet not every Golden Age novel has fared so well….
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Gems from the Golden Age

Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers – just a handful of the best-known names from the Golden Age of crime fiction back in the 1920s and 30s. In those days, detectives had something proper about them, there was a certainness about right…
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On the Radar: Crime through the ages

December gets underway with some gripping mysteries and brutal crimes for detectives to solve both in the present day, and back in the past. We lead off our new books report with author Luke McCallin filling in some of the back story behind his popular…
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