Murder by Matchlight (British Library Crime Classics ) by E C R Lorac

A Golden Age Mystery

Murder by Matchlight

Poisoned Pen Press|5 March 2019|288 pages|e-book |Review copy|5*


  1. I do like E C R Lorac’s books. I’ve got four or five on my tbr pile including this one and 2 new reissues, Fell Murder and Murder in the Mill-Race. Very pleased to hear this one’s so good.

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  2. So glad you enjoyed this, Margaret! I like the series very much, too. and I think Lorac had a very skillful way of weaving wit into the stories Solid characters, interesting plots…. what’s not to like?

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  3. I loved this book, and Fire in the Thatch. The writing is so good, and I remember more about the stories afterwards than I do with many of the older authors. It makes me so happy to see people reviewing her work.


  4. This is my favourite Lorac so far too – I thought her descriptions of “plucky London” during the bombings were wonderful. I’m finding on the whole that I really enjoy the vintage crime that was written about the Home Front – gives a much better idea of what it was actually like than any historical fiction…


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