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“Corpse” – the essential ingredient in vintage murder mysteries

Here’s our latest video – a salute to vintage murder mysteries. “Corpse” is not the sweetest word in the dictionary but it is very functional. It describes quite clearly that the living thing is no more (an ex-human as the Monty Python folks might say).  And that’s why crime writers adore the word ‘corpse’. It […]

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Signed copy of Career of Evil sells for £1,500

It didn’t take long for Robert Galbraith’s latest book to become collectable. Over the weekend, AbeBooks.co.uk sold a signed copy of Career of Evil for £1,500 (that’s $1,385 in Yankee dollars) to show that interest in J.K. Rowling’s crime writing alter ego remains as strong as ever. Career of Evil is the third Cormoran Strike novel […]

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Crime Writer P.D. James Dies at 94

Phyllis Dorothy James, better known as P.D. James, died this morning. The crime writer wrote over 20 books in total throughout her career, most of them novels. She is perhaps best-known for the creation of recurring character Adam Dalgliesh. The much-beloved Scotland Yard Inspector featured in 14 of James’ novels, including her first book, Cover […]

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