Dying in the wool

The first of the Kate Shackleton Mystery series Kate Shackleton is no little old lady amateur sleuth. She’s a  thirty-one years old trendsetter who became a widow as a result of the Great War. She has no intention of losing her freedom along with her husband and is forging a new life for herself. So when her friend Tabitha … More Dying in the wool

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