Tag: Mystery

Review: Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill

Review: Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill

‘Somehow I had never expected to hear the name again, it sounded odd, like a word in another language. Rebecca. A word from another life. We never spoke it. I do not think it had crossed either of our lips since that terrible night.’ Years and years ago I first read Daphne du Maurier’s haunting book Rebecca and absolutely loved it. The slow-building, sinister atmosphere was beautifully crafted and genuinely unsettling, and the characters – even Rebecca, who is a character dead before the start of the novel – were incredibly vivid. I even wrote an essay on the book… Read more »

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Review: The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Review: The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Sherlock Holmes stories have been on my TBR list since forever (partly because of my love for the Sherlock TV series, admittedly!), so I’m glad I have finally got round to reading these canonical works of detective fiction. Whilst I often find Victorian literature a little hard-going (I have still to this day never made it all the way through a Dickens novel, despite my best efforts), I absolutely breezed through this collection of 23 stories as I always found myself eager to know the outcome of Holmes’ latest mystery. At the centre of these intriguing… Read more »

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