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The Problem of the Green Capsule – John Dickson Carr

(Langtail Press e-book 2010, US title; originally published in the UK as ‘The Black Spectacles’ in 1939) John Dickson Carr wrote detective fiction both under this name and as ‘Carter Dickson’. He was American, but spent much of his life … Continue reading


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‘Swan Song’ / ‘Buried for Pleasure’ – Edmund Crispin

Gervase Fen is an eccentric Oxford don – Professor of English Language and Literature, no less – and amateur sleuth, whose adventures in detection are invariably comic and light-hearted. Crispin (a pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery) evidently prefers larkiness to … Continue reading

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