Friday’s Forgotten Book: Time for a Murder by Gilbert Coverack (1941)

Sonia Caffyn is visited one day by an old man, Micah Vickery, who was in love with her grandmother years ago. A lover's tiff had seen the two (Micah and Sonia's grandmother, Margaret) drifting apart and Margaret marrying somebody else. Micah has never forgotten her, however, and now in his old age, he wants all … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: Time for a Murder by Gilbert Coverack (1941)

Tale within a Tale: An Afternoon to Kill by Shelley Smith (1953)

Almost a decade back, I read about this book at John's Pretty Sinister Books and it immediately went on my wishlist but it is only now, so many years later, that I finally read it. Lancelot Jones is a young, rather serious young English man on his way to the Indian state of Bandrapore in … Continue reading Tale within a Tale: An Afternoon to Kill by Shelley Smith (1953)

Friday’s Forgotten Book: The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1933)

"The terrible domination of the old and helpless..." It is the 1930s. The entire world may be facing the great depression but for five families in the exclusive cul-de-sac called The Crescent life still flows easily with maids (who even remove one's footwear), chauffeurs, laundresses, cooks and other luxuries. Time and manner seemed to be … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1933)

But a Thought: Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker (1940)

“Tis to create, and in creating liveA being more intense, that we endowWith form our fancy, gaining as we giveThe life we image, even as I do now.What am I? Nothing: but not so art thou,Soul of my thought!" Lord Byron: Childe Harold: Canto III It was through John's blog Pretty Sinister Books that I … Continue reading But a Thought: Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker (1940)

Two Novels by Joan Fleming: A Daisy Chain for Satan (1950) and Maiden’s Prayer (1957)

British author, Joan Fleming, is one of the authors I am reading for Rick Mill's Six-Shooter Challenge. Over the past couple of weeks, I read two of her novels. In A Daisy Chain for Satan, Tom Ravensden returns from France to his village in England at the insistence of his nephew, Silas. Once in love … Continue reading Two Novels by Joan Fleming: A Daisy Chain for Satan (1950) and Maiden’s Prayer (1957)

Forgotten Book: The Third Eye by Ethel Lina White (1937)

In 2012, Curtis Evans reviewed Ethel Lina White's 1937 novel The Third Eye, very-very favourably (read his review here). As I had liked all the books that I had read of White till then it immediately went on my wish-list. But it is  only now that Project Gutenberg, Australia has made it available (along with … Continue reading Forgotten Book: The Third Eye by Ethel Lina White (1937)

Forgotten Book: Black Plumes by Margery Allingham

British mystery writer, Margery Allingham, is known for her series featuring Scotland sleuth Albert Campion, but she also wrote a number of stand-alone novels. Black Plumes is one such.Frances Ivory is a troubled young lady. Her father, Meyrick Ivory, the owner of a prestigious art gallery is touring the world and in his absence the … Continue reading Forgotten Book: Black Plumes by Margery Allingham