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Hello everyone, here are the reviews of three detective stories. Enjoy! The Lost Gallows by John Dickson CarrA car comes to a halt in front of the Brimstone Club. The driver is dead. He’s not the only victim either. Jack Ketch (he was an infamous English executioner whose name has also become a synonym for
Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing three books from one of my favourite crime writers, Agatha Christie. Enjoy! Poirot Investigates by Agatha ChristiePoirot Investigates is the very first collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings. Together, they will try and solve all kinds of crimes including a suspicious death in a locked room,
Hello everyone, today I’m reviewing three collections of short stories written by the greatest crime fiction writer ever, Agatha Christie. Let’s get started: Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha ChristieThis is a collection of short stories featuring Parker Pyne, a retired government employee who put an advert in a paper that says: “Are you happy? If
Hello everyone, I hope you like Agatha Christie because today I’m reviewing three of her collections of short stories. Here we go: Three Blind Mice And Other Stories by Agatha ChristieThis is one of the best collections of short stories written by Agatha Christie. The first, and longest, story is called Three Blind Mice, which
Hello everyone,today I’m reviewing three old detective stories, written by three masters of the genre: Edgar Wallace, Anna Katherine Green and Eden Phillpotts. I was familiar only with Wallace’s works, which I think are nicely-plotted and well-written, but his book turned out to be the one I liked less! Instead, I don’t think I’ve read