Back to the Classics – The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers (1931)

      Lord Peter Wimsey, although an Englishman, was well-received in the close-knit fishing and artistic community of Galloway and had passed many a season in the area. One night when he was having a drink at the local pub, a dispute broke out between Campbell and Waters, two of the resident artists, and … Continue reading Back to the Classics – The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers (1931)

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers (1933)

It\’s been a few years since I read Murder Must Advertise and although it wasn\’t one of my favourites, I did enjoy reading it. However, two of my children say it\’s their favourite Lord Peter Wimsey novel and that the background setting of an advertising firm was really interesting (Sayers worked as a copywriter with … Continue reading Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers (1933)

Book Reviews

My Pinterest Book Board – I’ve started this account for book reviews. My other Pinterest page is mostly connected to my old blog but I’m adding in links to this blog also: here. It has links to AmblesideOnline books and years. If you are looking for specific book, author, or subject, try the search option … Continue reading Book Reviews

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

  So many crime novels of the Golden Age dealt with murders that involved poisons such as chloroform, arsenic and cyanide. It was the ‘weapon’ of choice in many cases back then because at that time (during the 1920’s and 1930’s) commercially made poisons were readily available and there were few tools available to detect … Continue reading The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum