# The 1920 Club: E.P. Oppenheim’s The Great Impersonation

The year is 1920. Kaiser Wilhelm II has abdicated. The Treaty of Versailles has been imposed signed. Contours and colours of possession have changed across the globe. The sun still doesn't set over the British Empire. Time perhaps to put the past behind... The Prince of Storytellers, however, has different ideas. In 1920 comes his … Continue reading # The 1920 Club: E.P. Oppenheim’s The Great Impersonation

Unforgettable Book: A Time For Hanging by Bill Crider

What happened was that they'd all taken the easiest way out, Harl thought. They'd let a man get away with murder because they didn't have the gumption to stand up to him. Maybe they were afraid of gettin' hurt, or maybe they were afraid to take the side of a dead meskin against another white man. … Continue reading Unforgettable Book: A Time For Hanging by Bill Crider

Review: The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts

The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills CroftsMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This review contains SPOILERS. So please do not read it unless you have read the book as this gives away the murderer.Opening Lines: “Ursula! I am glad to see you!” Julia Earle moved forward to the carriage door to greet the tall, … Continue reading Review: The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts

The #1947 Club: Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony Gilbert

Anthony Gilbert is the pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson (1899-1973), member of the Detection Club and author of some seventy novels, a majority of which feature Arthur Crook, a lawyer from London, whom Gilbert deliberately created, in 1936, as a foil to the aristocratic amateur detectives who dominated the literary crime scene at the time.Death … Continue reading The #1947 Club: Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony Gilbert

Forgotten Book: Death Takes the Living by Miles Burton (1949)

 The Right Reverend Gerald William Kinghorn, Bishop of Fencaster, is going through his correspondence one January afternoon when his much-harassed chaplain brings him the card of one Reverend Jonathan Derby who is waiting for the bishop to grant him an audience. At first, the name means nothing to the Bishop and then he recalls that … Continue reading Forgotten Book: Death Takes the Living by Miles Burton (1949)