When Agatha took early retirement it opened up a whole new career: amateur sleuth

The Agatha Raisin Series The Agatha Raisin Series by M C Beaton has been going for years and has attracted a large loyal following. Hiss and Hers I was given the 23rd Agatha Raisin mystery  as a birthday present and I’ll admit I took a long while to actually start reading it. I had been … More When Agatha took early retirement it opened up a whole new career: amateur sleuth

The first English supernatural novel

The Castle of Otranto It’s style merges medievalism and terror. One of the most influential works of Gothic fiction, The Castle of Otranto is the first English supernatural novel. Strawberry Hill House inspired The Castle of Otranto, which was the first ever Gothic novel. It was written in Horace Walpole’s study in 1764. A copy of the book is … More The first English supernatural novel

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

More afternoon mystery on the BBC Produced by the same production team as made Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators is a comedy-drama mystery television series set in Stratford-upon-Avon. In the first series viewers were introduced to Ex-Detective Inspector Frank Hathaway. Since leaving the force he has become a debt-laden private investigator. His office assistant is Sebastian Brudenell, … More Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise returns to UK screens this month This will be the eighth series of the British-French crime drama television series. Series 1–3 starred Ben Miller as the lead detective, DI Richard Poole. He was replaced by Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman for series 3–6.  The current star, Ardal O’Hanlon, took over the lead role at series 6. He … More Death in Paradise