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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 gang of thugs to disrupt The British Empire, and they’re going to start with cricket. The Professor, Sawn-off Carlo and…
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Classics in September 2014 - a recap

Well, we hope you enjoyed our month of classic crime fiction as much as we did. During September, we’ve looked at some incredible old crime books that deserve your attention even today in 2014. From Frederick Forsyth’s multi-award winning The Day of the Jackal, through…
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CIS: The Amazing Test Match Crime

Written by Adrian Alington — Adrian Alington’s break in publishing came during World War I when a fellow officer, who happened to be a partner at Chatto & Windus, asked him to write a novel having seen a satirical play Alington wrote for the troops….
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CIS: Classics by Bloomsbury Reader part 2

Earlier this month we looked at the five new digital reprints of classic British crime fiction, brought to you by Bloomsbury Reader our sponsor for this year’s Classsics in September. This digital imprint specialises in classic crime titles, some of which have been out of…
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CIS: Josephine Tey as author and protagonist

Back in the 1930s and 40s, Josephine Tey was one of the UK’s most celebrated playwrights and novelists. How times change. Nowadays it’s dedicated aficionados of Golden Age detective fiction who read her, and often only a couple of novels. Yet at least one of…
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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 Blinded Man, Bad Blood and To the Top of the Mountain – are being translated into English and gaining plenty…
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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 eyes to this diverse literary canon, then there’s a new edition of an ambitious book that provides an indispensable insight…
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