Tag: Detective Fiction

On this day in 1889 the novelist, Wilkie Collins died in London. A close friend and collaborator with Charles Dickens (who helped publish some of his works), Collins is best known for two important and really entertaining classic novels.  The …

Literary Anniversaries: 23 September Read More »

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By anyone’s definition, Agatha Christie – who was born today in 1890 – is a record breaker.                           “The oth­ers went up­stairs, a slow unwilling pro­ces­sion. If this …

Literary Anniversaries: 15 September Read More »

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We know you love quizzes, so follow the link below to find one related to the current BBC Radio Chandler season, which I posted about earlier on today.

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By now you’ll know that I spend a lot of time listening to books when I’m not reading, and the BBC is an unbelievable treasure-trove of really high quality readings and dramatisations. “Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.”

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One of the pleasures of writing this Literary Anniversaries series is being able to talk about a favourite author – and yet it’s a frustration too, being restricted to relatively few words.  Today, is one of those days, when we …

Literary Anniversaries: 23 July Read More »

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