Category Archives: Dorothy L. Sayers

2016 – Crimes of the Century

As a way to ensure I read some older crime books in addition to the contemporary ones I generally prefer, I set myself a personal challenge this year to participate in the Crimes of the Century meme at least 6 … Continue reading

Posted in A.E. Martin (Aus), Arthur Upfield, books of the year, Crimes of the Century, Dorothy L. Sayers, E.M. Channon, Margaret Millar, memes and challenges, Michael Gilbert, Mickey Spillane, Pat Flower (Aus), R. Austin Freeman | 15 Comments

Books of the month: September 2016

Pick of the month With my reading get back to something like normal during September the choice for book of the month was very difficult. Half of the 10 books I finished this month are worthy of the title but … Continue reading

Posted in Belinda Bauer, books of the month, Dorothy L. Sayers, George Pelecanos, Meg Keneally (Aus), Shamini Flint, Sue Williams (Aus), Tania Chandler (Aus), Todd Borg, Tom Keneally (Aus), Val McDermid, Zygmunt Miloszewski | 4 Comments

Review: STRONG POISON by Dorothy L. Sayers

I was not enamoured of my first foray into the world of Lord Peter Wimsey a few months back but didn’t want to eschew one of the genre’s best known classic authors on the basis of a single read so … Continue reading

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Books of the month: February 2016

Pick of the month My reading dropped off the pace somewhat after January due to a bout of illness and a mix of work and social activities. Although there are a couple of contenders I’m choosing THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF as … Continue reading

Posted in Anita Nair, Antti Tuomainen, books of the month, Dorothy L. Sayers, Helen Garner (Aus), Jean Harrod | 10 Comments

#1933 Book: MURDER MUST ADVERTISE by Dorothy L. Sayers

I’ve been participating fairly regularly in the Past Offences Crimes of the Century challenge for over a year now and even though I haven’t enjoyed all the classic crime novels the challenge has prompted me to read I’ve liked enough … Continue reading

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