Murder by the Book edited by Edward Martin

The British Library has released another fabulous anthology as part of their Crime Classic collection. Murder by the Book contains sixteen short stories from a variety of mystery writers. Originally written from 1933 to 1973, the stories are each connected in some way to the world of books. The collection contains stories from some of …

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The Measure Of Malice: Scientific Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards

The British Library Crime Classics anthologies are always something to look forward to. The latest collection of 14 short stories gives us detectives and criminals who, using a variety of scientific disciplines, solve…or try to get away with…murder.  The authors as always vary. Well known authors include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy Sayers. But …

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Murder By Matchlight by E. R. C. Lorac Introduction by Martin Edwards

During a blackout in November 1945, Bruce Mallaig sits alone on a bench in London’s Regent’s Park, and is soon the observer of a series of perculiar and frightening events. He hears someone on a nearby bridge and then hears them climbing over the railings to hide underneath. Moments later, another man walks onto the …

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Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert introduction by Martin Edwards

For years after the war Victoria Lamartine sought Major Eric Thoseby, whom she had known while both worked as part of the French Resistance. Now she stands accused of his murder. Means – he was stabbed through the heart using a technique employed by members of the Resistance, and the knife carries her prints. Motive …

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