Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The return of Dorothy Bowers.

In the Shropshire Star Keri Trigg discusses the reprinting by Moonstone Press of the five detective novels of Dorothy Bowers (1902–48), a member of the Detection Club adept in the "fair play" mystery who died young from tuberculosis.

The books are:

Postscript to Poison (Inspector Dan Pardoe, 1938)

Shadows Before (Pardoe, 1939; Kirkus review)

A Deed without a Name (Pardoe, 1940; Kirkus review)

Fear for Miss Betony (Pardoe, 1941; Kirkus review)

The Bells at Old Bailey (Detective Inspector Raikes, 1947. "a literate and entertaining excursion into murder"—Jack Glick, New York Times)

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