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Nine Lives by Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson has created another lively homage to classic mystery puzzles in his new novel, Nine Lives. Much like his earlier book, Rules for Perfect Murders, several of the characters recognise the new story’s parallels to Golden Age murder mysteries and this time the resemblance…
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These Names Make Clues by ECR Lorac

First published in 1937, the same year that ECR Lorac was elected a member of the prestigious Detection Club, These Names Make Clues is a cerebral detective story that is perhaps the most in keeping of all Lorac’s books with the conventions of the Golden…
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The Dead of Winter

Nicola Upson continues her series featuring Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey and embraces the tradition of the classic country estate mystery in this thrilling homage to the genre. The Dead of Winter is a festive whodunit set in December 1938, as storm clouds of…
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Three-a-Penny

Written by Lucy Malleson — This is a first for me on Crime Fiction Lover – the chance to review an autobiography by a Golden Age author. Never heard of Lucy Malleson? Then how about Anthony Gilbert? Because they’re one and the same person. ‘Anthony…
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Sorry for the Dead

Written by Nicola Upson — Those who enjoy Nicola Upson’s series featuring unconventional crime writer Josephine Tey, cast as a detective, will be used to the celebrated playwright and crime writer moving in glamorous circles in 1930s London theatreland and hobnobbing with the likes of film…
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A Gentleman's Murder

Written by Christopher Huang — The year is 1924. In the Britannia Club, a swanky London gentlemen’s club exclusively for those who served in World War I, a friendly wager has been placed. The bet is between Captain Mortimer Wolfe and Albert Benson, a conscientious objector…
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