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Crammed together: Nine Books

My to-be-reviewed pile for 2022 is long and toppling over. Before I forget all about the books, here are just a couple of lines about nine of them. So in no particular order: Death of a Hollow Man (1987): I had enjoyed Caroline Graham’s The Killings at Badger’s Drift, the first in her Inspector Barnaby’s…

Wrap-Up: Reading by the Numbers 2022

Have also successfully completed another challenge hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block. this time: Reading by the Numbers. Here are the books read (and thankfully also reviewed): Goal: 51 books *

Wrap-Up: Vintage Mystery Scattergories 2022

I have successfully finished Vintage Mystery Scattergories 2022 challenge hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block. I had to read at least 8 books for both the Golden Age and Siver Age. Here are the categories covered: Golden Age: 8 Books Categories: 1. Colorful Crime: A book with a color or reference to color in the title: The…

Wrap-Up: Virtual Mount TBR Challenge

I have successfully completed the Virtual Mount TBR Challenge for 2022, hosted by Bev @ My Reader’s Block. My goal was Mount Crumpit which means I had to read 24 books not owned by me. I read far more than that but here are the thirty I reviewed too. *

First Read of 2023: The Puffin Book of Funny Stories (2005)

After the rather tepid last read of 2022, Frank Baker’s The Twisted Tree, which ended on a disturbing note, I wanted to start 2023 with something much more cheerful. LO had borrowed this book from the library and I read it today. The book features some of the most well-known and loved authors of India:…

Last Read of 2022: The Twisted Tree by Frank Baker (1935)

Oh, my dear Lord! thought Tansy. What are we all here for at all, if it’s nothing but a long walk from cradle to grave? I had wanted to read more of British author Frank Baker since the time I read his intriguing Miss Hargreaves. Finally, I was able to get a copy of his…

Wrap-Up: Back to the Classics 2022

I have successfully finished the Back to the Classics challenge hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. I read books in seven categories out of a total of 12. Here are the books read: Categories: 1. A 19th century classic. Any book first published from 1800 to 1899 2. A 20th century classic.: # 28: The Double Turn…

Friday’s Forgotten Book: Evil Intent by John Wainwright (1966)

British author John Wainwright (1921-1995) was a rear-gunner during the second world war. Subsequent to that he joined the police constabulary. In 1965, he published his first crime novel. In all, he published around eighty novels, all of which unfortunately seem to have fallen through the crevices of time. The novel begins with a police…

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