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Number 7, Rue Jacob

Written by Wendy Hornsby – Although Wendy Hornsby’s last mystery featuring documentary filmmaker Maggie MacGowen appeared several years ago, it’s clear that Hornsby – and Maggie – haven’t been sitting out the tectonic changes in our digitally connected world. As a result, she’s created a…
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CIS: The lasting legacy of The Moonstone

Although its claim to be as the first detective story in the English language is often disputed by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue (published more than 25 years earlier), The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is certainly the first full-length novel where a detective systematically examines clues and follows leads. It has…
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Stop Press Murder

Written by Peter Bartram — Back in October last year we reviewed Peter Bartram’s debut novel, Headline Murder. He’s also the author of 21 non-fiction titles, but here we have the second instalment in his Crampton of the Chronicle series. The Crampton in question is Colin…
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A Grave Concern

Written by Susanna Gregory — Also known for her 17th century mysteries featuring gentleman spy, Thomas Chalenor, Susanna Gregory also writes about the 14th century investigator, Matthew Bartholomew. A Grave Concern is his 22nd outing – the series began way back in 1996 with A Plague on Both…
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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

Written 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…
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A Thief in the Night

Written by Stephen Wade — Or to give it its full title, A Thief in the Night And Other Adventures of the Septimus Society. By day, Stephen Wade, is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Hull. He’s also a freelance writer…
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Chasing the Game

Written by Paul Gadsby — London. 1966. The capital was preparing itself for the greatest sporting event in England since the Games of the XIVth Olympiad – the Austerity Games of 1948. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association had awarded the World Cup competition to…
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