The Amazing Test Match Crime

We reviewed Adrian Alington’s 1939 hilarious crime novel during Classics in September 2014 where it landed a five-star rating. A shadowy organisation has hired a…

CIS: My classics by Arne Dahl

When Swedish literary author Jan Arnald writes crime fiction, he uses the name Arne Dahl. His books about Stockholm’s Intercrime Squad – such as The…

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CIS: Books to Die For

Whether it’s Golden Age giants or great lost novels, there’s always another crime classic waiting to be discovered. If Classics in September has opened your…

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CIS: My classics by Cathy Ace

Not only is Cathy Ace the author of the wonderful Cait Morgan Mystery series, but she’s also the Vice President of the Crime Writers of…

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CIS: The Quiller Memorandum revisited

In 1965, writing under the pseudonym of Adam Hall, Elleston Trevor published a thriller which, like Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale before it, was to herald a…

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CIS: The best of Ngaio Marsh

It might be because her name looks hard to pronounce – Ngaio is said nai-0h, though the Marsh part is easy enough. Or perhaps it’s…

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CIS: My classics by TJ Cooke

TJ Cooke’s Defending Elton was the legal thriller that proved to be so much more than just a legal thriller. Not only is the main…

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