The Murder Game – Joan Flanagan

by Joan Flanagan Published by Century Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd The premise of this book is interesting. You’ve got a rather demented host, both he and his family enjoy playing practical jokes on each other and their guests. This has been going on since the year dot and when host Bart decides to host a […]

The Under Dog – Agatha Christie

The Under Dog – Agatha Christie

The Under Dog and Other Stories by Agatha Christie Published by Dell Publishing Company on January 1st 1970 Pages: 192 Goodreads Poirot investigates 9 cases for an heiress, playboy, prince, recluse, and more. The Under DogThe Plymouth ExpressThe Affair at the Victory BallThe Market Basing MysteryThe Lemesurier InheritanceThe Cornish MysteryThe King of ClubsThe Submarine PlansThe […]

Lady, Lady, I did it! – Ed McBain

Lady, Lady, I did it! – Ed McBain

Lady, Lady, I Did It! by Ed McBain, Dick Hill Published by Thomas & Mercer on March 2nd 2012 Genres: Police Procedural Pages: 196 Goodreads During the heat of an Indian summer, a quadruple homicide that includes among its victims the fiancée of an 87th Precinct detective sets off a desperate, vendetta-like hunt for the […]

RANDOMLY SHELVES OR SOMETHING

My brilliantly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be due […]

The Sad Variety by Nicholas Blake

The things one finds on a quick search! Having tantalised you I’m going to talk about the book first before telling you what I’ve found. You can either be patient and read through or ignore it and skip to the bottom. The Book! This is a spy/kidnapping type story. Lucy, the eight-year-old daughter of Professor Wragby has been […]

Knights of Madness by Peter Haining

Peter Haining is my all-time favourite editor, he’s put together so many of my favourite anthologies that I wouldn’t know where to begin to choose just one. Instead I’ll talk about the latest one I’ve read. Haining has been putting together anthologies for longer than I can remember, sadly he won’t be doing any more as he […]

The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun

This is the fourth book in the Cat Who series. There’s only 29 mysteries in this series and unlikely to be more. Number 30 was cancelled when Braun died in 2011. You’ll find I scribbled a few words about the second book The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern four years ago! This time Qwill is given the […]

The Man on The Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

  Before I start I’m going to add the words ‘trigger warning’ in here before giving more details later on. I love the first paragraph of this book. Here is it is and then I’ll explain why. At a quarter to three the sun rose. This could be anything, with this sort of opening it could […]

The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith

I knew I’d read some of J. K. Rowling’s more adult work at some stage, I was just waiting for the right time to buy and the right time to read. I was early for lunch with some new friends a few weeks ago and popped into the antiques place next door to drool over their […]

Double Take – Annette Siketa

I have been sitting on this book for a few days, not literally but metaphorically. I was caught by the extra commas in the first few paragraphs and that held me back, much concentration was required in order to get past them and into the book. Even then I struggled. I think the author shows […]