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I wrote to the BritishMysteries list that “The CWA Daggers for 2010 were announced on 8th October (I missed the televised ceremony). Read the rest of this entry »


In my review of Reginald Hill’s latest, The Woodcutter, at rte (see I concluded  “Do I think THE WOODCUTTER is in the highest rank of the Hill canon? No. Is THE WOODCUTTER a terrific mystery, a truly compelling novel and a must-read? You bet.” Read the rest of this entry »

Although all the reviews at ReviewingtheEvidence are of a high standard (including my own of course! :)) sometimes one comes along which really stands out. Such is Sharon Wheeler’s review of Rebecca Tope which appears in this (26th September) fortnight’s batch at Don’t miss it.

Ellen Moody’s blog has recently carried an entry on a book by Winston Graham entitled Poldark’s Cornwall (see Read the rest of this entry »

At a talk given at Erdington Library on 1st September Cath Staincliffe was asked a question about her reviewing work and how she feels about reviewing fellow-writers. Her reply confirmed a long-held suspicion of mine. Read the rest of this entry »

Cath Staincliffe gave a talk at the Erdington Crime Fiction Reading Group  (see left for link) on September 1st. The talk was, for the most part, a history of her writing career. Read the rest of this entry »

Between 1991 and 1999 D.M. Greenwood produced a series of 9 ‘Ecclesiastical Whodunnits’ centred on the character of Deaconess Theodora Braithwaite. D.M. Greenwood is in fact Dr Diane M. Greenwood who, after teaching classics, took a position as what she described as a ‘low-level ecclesiastical civil servant’ and went on to write the Theodora Braithwaite series which comprises the following titles….

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Those seeking a full explanation of the fact that there have been no posts on this blog since February should go to : in brief I have been suffering a lengthy bout of Depression. Read the rest of this entry »

 This is in fact an entry from my old blog which I have decided to transfer here so that I have everything in one place. Read the rest of this entry »

I just wanted to note that by one of those extraordinary coincidences emeralds – the subject of part of Jill Paton Walsh’s talk at St Hildas (see )  and set to form a part of her latest Wimsey continuation book – have turned up again as a central leitmotif in Thomas Ellroy’s masterpiece Blood’s A Rover (my review of which might be turning up on Reviewing the Evidence sometimes soon). Read the rest of this entry »

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