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REVIEW: Death in Kenya – M. M. Kaye

Originally published as ‘Later Than You Think’ (1958) I was doing that usual thing on Wikipedia of jumping from one article to another (I think it went from Little Women to White Mischief via Gabriel Byrne and Wah Wah) when … Continue reading

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The books of Mary Stewart – part 1

Mary Stewart is perhaps best known for her five Arthurian novels, beginning with The Crystal Cave (which I haven’t read, and thus am not going to write about now), but I first came across her ‘romantic-suspense’ novels some time ago … Continue reading

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Nightingale Wood – Stella Gibbons

(Virago Modern Classics 2009, originally published 1938) Stella Gibbons wrote many books in the early 20th century, but is unfortunate to be known really for only one, the delightful and funny Cold Comfort Farm – a satire of the Rural … Continue reading

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The Clock Strikes Twelve – Patricia Wentworth

(A ‘Miss Silver’ mystery) It is late December, 1941, and the Paradine family are gathered as usual to celebrate the New Year: James, his sister Grace, her adopted daughter Phyllida; James’ step-son Frank Ambrose, his sister Brenda, wife Irene and … Continue reading

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S is for Silence – Sue Grafton

This is the latest but one of Sue Grafton’s “Alphabet” crime series (A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, etc.). It’s something of a departure for her, for although her heroine private eye, Kinsey Millhone, has investigated “cold” cases … Continue reading

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