Monthly Archives: December 2012

Vintage Mystery Challenge 2012 Wrap-up

It is the end of the year and, as usual I have not managed to blog nearly as much as I would liked to have.  The Vintage Mystery Challenge did get me blogging some.  The goal was to read at … Continue reading

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The Scorpion by Douglas Carey

Carey, Douglas. The Scorpion, A Limehouse Mystery. Ottawa: Graphic Publications, 1931 Thirty years ago, while living in China, four men looted the Temple of the Buddha of Scorpions.  The gems that they made off with formed the base on which … Continue reading

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Murder at Calamity House by Ann Cardwell

Cardwell, Ann. Murder at Calamity House. New York: Arcadia House, 1947, pp. 224. From the dust jacket: “Disaster, or something infinitely more terrifying, seemed always to be lurking in the shadowy halls and corners of Ashton Park.  It dwelt in … Continue reading

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Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street by Al Palmer

Véhicule Press, through their Ricochet Books imprint, will be releasing Al Palmer’s Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street in April, 2013.  Véhicule Press has begun a project to reprint lost and forgotten Canadian noir novels.  So far they have published the three … Continue reading

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