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)

Trent’s Last Case by E.C. Bentley (1913)

E.C. Bentley wrote Trent’s Last Case as a reaction against the artificial type of detective stories popular in the early 1900’s which portrayed detectives as almost superhuman. He believed it was possible to have a detective who was recognisable as a human being with human emotions and not someone who was a perfect reasoning machine, … Continue reading Trent’s Last Case by E.C. Bentley (1913)

Book Reviews

My Pinterest Boards – It has links to books I’ve reviewed including those for AmblesideOnline books and other homeschooling books. If you are looking for specific book, author, or subject, try the search option on the sidebar. Reviews by Author Surname (in progress) Jane Austen Agatha Christie A.J. Cronin Charles Dickens A. Conan Doyle George … 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