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Colin Watson – Broomsticks Over Flaxborough (1972)

This eighth entry in the Flaxborough series opens with a number of the town’s more distinguished residents, mainly female, engaged upon a kind of pagan rite. There are strange doings afoot in Flaxborough. Well there nearly always are. As usual it falls to Inspector Purbright to clear matters up, aided and abetted by Sergeant Love and the wonderful Miss Lucilla Teatime. Read the rest of this entry »

Joanna Cannan – They Rang Up The Police (1939)

Joanna Cannan – Death At The Dog (1940)

Joanna Cannan – Murder Included (aka A Taste of Murder aka Poisonous Relations (1950) Read the rest of this entry »

Raymond Postgate – Verdict of Twelve (1940)

Raymond Postgate – Somebody at the Door (1943)

Raymond Postgate (1896-1971) is a fascinating figure (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Postgate ) : a writer whose subjects were wide and various – from The Bolshevik Theory to The Home Wine Cellar (see http://kirjasto.sci.fi/postgate.htm ). Read the rest of this entry »

This and the next few entries all continue my attempt to catch-up with books which I read during my hiatus. As such I have strayed away from my usual practice and made a few ‘author’ entries.

Simon Brett – The Body on The Beach (2000)

Simon Brett – Death on The Downs (2001) Read the rest of this entry »

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