#1976 Club: Another Death in Venice by Reginald Hill

Since the time I finished my first Reginald Hill at the beginning of the year, I had been planning to read another book of his but somehow never got round to it. The 1976 book club, hosted by Simon @ Stuck in a Book and Karen @ Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings, has now given me the … Continue reading #1976 Club: Another Death in Venice by Reginald Hill

The More it Unravells…Death Trap by Harry Carmichael (1970)

Harry Carmichael is one of the pseudonyms employed by British crime writer and journalist, Leopold Horace Ognall (20 June 1908 – 12 April 1979). I was surprised to read that he had published more than 90 novels because before reading this book I had heard of him only vaguely and had no idea that he … Continue reading The More it Unravells…Death Trap by Harry Carmichael (1970)

Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill (1970)

In a post that I did last year regarding the series that I wanted to begin reading, I mentioned Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series. It had been on my reading radar for several years and I had even picked up their first book a couple of years back at a book fair. From the … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill (1970)

Friday’s Forgotten Book: Eighty Dollars to Stamford by Lucille Fletcher (1975)

"Now, will you please take me. Please, David." Her voice broke. "I can't delay a moment longer....it's a matter of life and death." David Marks is a haunted man. Six months ago, while walking home, his wife died in front of him: victim of a hit-and-run accident. Now Marks lives to take his revenge against … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: Eighty Dollars to Stamford by Lucille Fletcher (1975)

Friday’s Forgotten Book: Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher (1972)

Elaine (Vaguely, dreamily, moving to the window): The question is... the question is....What really happened that awful morning.Helga: Why, you saw that shade go up! You saw that dead man, yah.Elaine (Brooding, staring at the window): I thought I did, But did I? Did I, Helga? Did that shade go up - or was it … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher (1972)

Three Novels by Jean Potts

American author, Jean Potts (1910-1999), won an Edgar award for her first novel, Go, Lovely Rose (1954), but still fell into obscurity. Then sometime in 2018, John F. Norris reviewed a few of her books at his blog, Pretty Sinister Books. John’s admiration for the books so impressed a publishing house that they brought back … Continue reading Three Novels by Jean Potts

Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Thirsty Evil by P.M. Hubbard (1974)

Author Ian Mackellar falls in love with Julia Mellors, very much at first-sight when they travel together on train. He then runs across her at a party and finds herself further fascinated by her. Though she is elusive, Mackellar somehow manages to track her down and finds her running a farm and looking after her … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Thirsty Evil by P.M. Hubbard (1974)

Short Notes: A Rooted Sorrow by P.M. Hubbard (1973)

After being away for five years, author Mike Hurst returns to his cottage in the village where all that had occurred. But what had occurred? That which made him flee the village in the first place. Yes, but what was it? Ah! But that's the story. Tormented by something that he chooses not to share … Continue reading Short Notes: A Rooted Sorrow by P.M. Hubbard (1973)