First Time Reading a Classic: And Then There Were None (1939) by Agatha Christie

Confession time: I had never read or watched any adaptations of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (1939) by Agatha Christie. Except for the Family Guy double episode, Psych‘s and the many other references in popular culture and media that I have watched. But, the original? Nope, never. It does not help that we […]

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Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon (Persephone Books)

Despite my love for feminist literature and women writers, I had never bought a Persephone Book. In case you do not know about them, Persephone Books ‘reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers.’ You can check their catalogue here, or do like I did and follow them on Twitter. Back in […]

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From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell

Last November I was feeling quite disappointed with my PhD reading, basically because I kept reading theories and analysis of classic crime fiction novels that I had never read. So, I emailed by every lovely professor to talk about my frustration and she said of course I could take a break and read two of […]

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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D James

Back in September I bought three books for my PhD because I knew they were landmarks in crime fiction and I could not allow myself to start writing about female investigators without having read those classics. One of them was An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972) by P.D James: From Goodreads: Handsome Cambridge dropout […]

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Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

I have spent the last two weeks reading Murder by the Book by Sally Munt, a book published in the 90’s exploring feminist crime fiction. As you can imagine, there are constant references to classics, so I saw myself stopping my study routine to read two wonderful crime fiction classics that had been on my […]

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

This a post for Sadie-Jean because she owns one of the best novels of English Literature and she hasn’t read it yet! And also because I cannot wait to discuss this novel with her. The Woman in White, a victorian work by English writer Wilkie Collins, is considered the first detective novel of a period […]

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