Book Club

The Scrivener

In Robin Blake’s third Cragg and Fidelis novel, the pair are investigating a locked-room mystery. Yes, it’s the middle of the 18th century and pawnbroker Philip Plimbo has been shot dead, apparently inside his locked office. Cragg thinks he took his own life, but Fidelis disagrees. As…
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The Scrivener by Robin Blake

Having worked as a teacher for many years, Robin Blake became a full-time writer in 1986, publishing works of fiction and non-fiction. Most notably, he is an art historian who has written about Anthony Van Dyck and George Stubbs. However, in the 1990s, Blake made…
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Written by Nick Oldham — Detective Superintendent Henry Christie returns in another episode of his career fighting outlaws on England’s wild North-West frontier in Lancashire, including Blackpool, Preston and the surrounding areas. Unforgiving is a police procedural, but if that bestows any sense of dryness,…
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Bad Tidings

Written by Nick Oldham — It is a cold Lancashire New Year’s Day. Dark and early. Detective Superintendent Henry Christie of Lancashire CID is deeply asleep in his lady-friend’s bed. She is a pub landlady, and is exhausted after several days of seasonal festivities. But…
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