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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 »

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In my review of Reginald Hill’s latest, The Woodcutter, at rte (see http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com/review.html?id=8586) 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 http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com/review.html?id=8577. Don’t miss it.

Ellen Moody’s blog has recently carried an entry on a book by Winston Graham entitled Poldark’s Cornwall (see http://ellenandjim.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/graham-winstons-poldarks-cornwall/). 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 http://movingtoyshop.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/my-annus-horribilis/ : 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 https://mysterymile.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/st-hildas-2009-1/ )  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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