Tag Archives: E. C. R. Lorac

Two-Way Murder by E. C. R. Lorac

Publication of Two-Way Murder marks a momentous moment in the British Library Crime Classics series, as it is the first time the book is getting published after being “lost” for over six decades! This last novel by E. C. R. Lorac, written shortly before her death, had slipped through the cracks upon her passing in […]

Checkmate to Murder: A Second World War Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac

Checkmate to Murder is set during the Blitz, and the story begins in Rosanne and Bruce Manton’s dilapidated studio apartment in Hampstead, London. Rosanne and Bruce, two siblings, are a wood engraver and an artist, respectively. With the war, their income streams have dried up, and now they are constantly oscillating between “absolutely broke” and […]

Murder in the Mill-Race: A Devon Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac

Whenever I feel under the weather, like I’m feeling these days (I have an annoying infection!), Classic Crimes are my go-to genre. These cozy novels don’t take a lot of mental capacity, and surprisingly, they have a calming effect on me (perhaps because my troubles pales next to getting murdered!). ūüėÄ In¬†Murder in the Mill-Race, […]

Murder by Matchlight by E. C. R. Lorac

Murder by Matchlight is my first novel by E. C. R. Lorac, and it didn’t disappoint. It is set in London during the Blitz at a time when blackouts were enforced by the government, so that alone was enough to pique my interest in this classic who-dun-it. Murder by Matchlight opens with Bruce Mallaig wandering […]