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Blogs about Crime and mystery books

10 blogs about Crime and mystery books.

  1. Beneath the Stains of Time
    Welcome to the niche corner, dedicated to the great detective stories of yore and their neo-classical descendants. By TomCat. More info

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    The Dreadful Hollow (1953) by Nicholas Blake
    In December, I revisited the seasonally appropriate Thou Shell of Death (1936) by "Nicholas Blake," penname of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, which turned out to be unexpected surprise as it's so much better than I …
    By TomCat, 959 words
  2. Bitter Tea and Mystery
    Where I list what I read and my reactions. Mystery is my genre, leaning towards  traditional mysteries and police procedurals. By TracyK. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Days at the Morisaki Bookshop: Satoshi Yagisawa
    First two paragraphs of the book:From late summer to early spring the next year, I lived at the Morisaki Bookshop. I spent that period of my life in the spare room on the second floor …
    By TracyK, 553 words
  3. Criminal Element
    Mysteries, Thrillers, and all things Killer! More info

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    Book Review: The Resort by Sara Ochs
    Cass Morris has run away from her old life in the USA and found refuge on the Thai island of Koh Sang, falling in with a group of expats who work for and around the …
    By sara.eslami, 62 words
  4. Cross Examining Crime
    By Kate Jackson. 🇬🇧 More info

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    Priority Number 1: What Books Am I Taking?
    At the end of this coming working week, I will be off on my travels, going to that exotic land known as the south of England. I hear it is so warm down there that …
    By armchairreviewer, 1,380 words
  5. Multo (Ghost)
    Ghosts of story, myth, or anywhere else.... By Nina Zumel. More info

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    1950’s Darna – Edwardo and Consuelo
    We’re up to episode 21 of the 1950’s saga of Filipina superhero Darna versus Valentina! Last episode, Narda and Ding took shelter from the storm with a kind old man named Endo, and his granddaughter …
    By Nina Zumel, 163 words
  6. Mystery*File
    Devoted to mystery and detective fiction. By Steve Lewis. 🇺🇸 More info

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    A 1001 Midnights Review: WESSEL EBERSOHN – Divide the Night.
    A 1001 MIDNIGHTS Review by Newell Dunlap & Bill Pronzini WESSEL EBERSOHN – Divide the Night. Pantheon, 1981. Vintage Books, softcover, 1982. It must be strange to have one’s books banned in one’s own country, …
    By Steve, 401 words
  7. The Passing Tramp
    Wandering through the mystery genre, book by book. By Curtis Evans. 🇺🇸 More info

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    No Time Like the Past? At Bertram's Hotel (1965), by Agatha Christie
    Agatha ChristiePecks at the keys 'bout a murder in her mind she's seenDeath lives in her dreamsThere's a face at the windowA man's holding a knife that is all red and crusted with goreWho is …
    By The Passing Tramp, 1,146 words
  8. Pretty Sinister Books
    Crime, Supernatural and Adventure fiction. Obscure, Forgotten and Well Worth Reading. By J F Norris. 🇺🇸 More info

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    The Glass Heart - Marty Holland
    Down on his luck Curt Blair is waiting out a rainstorm in a “ritzy hash joint” just outside of Hollywood, USA when he steals a fancy camel hair overcoat then flees intending to sell the …
    By J F Norris, 1,269 words
  9. Spy Write
    Reviewing and collecting spy fiction and nonfiction. By Jeff Quest. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Barbican Station – The Secret Hours by Mick Herron – Review with Tim Shipman
    Find all previous and future episodes listed here or in your podcast app under “Barbican Station”. This week we are back to talk about Mick Herron’s latest book – The Secret Hours! I’m pleased to …
    By Spy Write, 208 words
  10. Up and Down These Mean Streets
    In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. 🇺🇸 More info

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    Hammett: M. Spade — Episodes 4, 5 & 6
    When last seen reviewing Episode 3, Terry Zobeck was getting into Monsieur Spade as a mystery. Sure, he had to ignore the baffling presence of a guy named Spade in France for some reason, but …
    By Don, 594 words