old paper or parchment

Classic crime fiction 1880 – 1980. Some well known novels,
but also others which are worthy of rediscovery.

A RAGE IN HARLEM – The first in the series of books by Chester Himes featuring Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. It was first published (in Paris) in 1957, gained little love in America, but is now regarded as a classic.

SOMEBODY’S SISTER – A noir-ish novel by the prodigiously talented English writer, Derek Marlowe, it is set in 1970s San Francisco and features a washed-up British PI.

Shelley

HELL IS A CITY – a dark and ground-breaking police procedural from 1954. Set in Manchester, many modern writers cite it – and author (and former copper) Maurice Procter – as a great influence.

callanhead
THE CALLAN NOVELS BY JAMES MITCHELL (part 2)

THE CALLAN NOVELS BY JAMES MITCHELL (part 1)
Revisited by Stuart Radmore

banner 1

SKIN DEEP (THE GLASS-SIDED ANTS’ NEST (1968) BY PETER DICKINSON

Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 15.18.48

THE BURDEN OF PROOF (1968) BY JAMES BARLOW

Yuill2

PB YUILL – and HAZELL

AHOG HEADER

A HIVE OF GLASS (1966) by PM HUBBARD

TBBM BANNER

THE BIG BOW MYSTERY (1892) by Israel Zangwill

SWC STRIP

THE BEST OF WINTER’S CRIMES 1