Reviews and Blog Posts: 1950s

Speaking from among the bones : a Flavia de Luce novel

by C. Alan Bradley

Reviewer Rating:
4

Speaking from Among the Bones is the fifth novel in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. Flavia, a young preteen girl intensely interested in chemistry (specifically poisons), aims at finding the truth behind the local church organist's murder.

Passage of arms

by Eric Ambler

Reviewer Rating:
4

With Passage of Arms (1959), British crime writer, Eric Ambler weaves a thriller that combines suspense and exoticism with a disciplined attention to detail and procedure.  Ambler began his writing career in the late-1930s, specializing in the kind of wrong-man and amateur detective narratives that are often associated with the...

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