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Nicholas Blake
Birth date: April 27, 1904
Died: May 22, 1972
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BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
This collection of short stories from various Golden Age mystery writers was a mixed bag. I mean, they all are but this one struck me as more so than others. Maybe this was because there was no overarching theme to this collection. And it somehow felt as if the story by Agatha Christie was only ad...
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This is a compilation of previously uncompiled detective short stories, most of them having appeared once in a periodical and then disappeared from view. They are ephemeral enough that that disappearance is hardly a literary crime, but there's a certain interest in seeing a really representative sel...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 years ago
An amusing, unconventional Golden Age detective story that's stronger on descriptive language and acute observation than on plot. I picked up "A Question Of Proof after reading a discussion on Themis' blog where it emerged that Nicholas Blake and C Day Lewis were the same man. I couldn't pass u...
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Abandoned by user rated it 4 years ago
Color me impressed with Nicholas Blake because I loved this book. Nicholas Blake was a pseudonym for Cecil Day Lewis, father of Daniel Day Lewis and Poet Laureate of the UK from 1968 until 1972. This must explain his facility with words and language, as well as his familiarity with Elizabethan trage...
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Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2015, paper-read, under-500-ratings, skoolzy-stuff, published-1935, britain-england, mystery-thriller Read from January 28 to March 27, 2015 Description: The faculty and student body at Sudeley are shocked but scarcely saddened when the headmaster’s obnoxious nephew, Algerno...
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