The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke is an intelligent crime novel set just a few years after World War II. It’s a tough time in London. Many people are quite poor and many ex-servicemen are having a difficult time. London is also being plagued by a pea-soup fog, which lends a …

The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi

If you read the blurb above for The Eighth Detective, you can see why I was drawn to the book. I adore murder mysteries and the set up here, an editor wanting to re-publish a reclusive authors detective story collection, but discovering that there’s a larger mystery to solve, sounds …

Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett

Aristocratic, but down on her luck, Olive Belgrave is searching for employment in 1920’s London, which is a fun time period if you’re reading about society. Not as fun for servants or other lower classes, I’m sure, but they were not the main characters here. This is about people with …

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I really wish blurbs would stop comparing book to Agatha Christie’s. Lucy Foley is not Agatha Christie and her book really has little similarities to Christie’s except a dead body. We don’t have a detective, amateur or otherwise. This isn’t even a traditional mystery, more of a psychological thriller. I …