Like many of you, I love old books. My house is bursting at the seams with ’em. (Although while I was ill, I did amuse myself by reaaranging the bookshelves according to genre, and in the process, weeded out about 60 books. Worryingly, you can’t see the gaps that this created. Possibly this has something to do with the Amazon order I placed round about the same time. Ahem.)
I’m always on the lookout for books from the 1930s-50s, light fiction, preferably with a touch of wit and charm. I have an especial fondness for classic whodunnits, but its not easy to find ones that I haven’t already got. So I was very happy to stumble upon Greyladies, a publisher who is reprinting books from the period, specialising in children’s books, adult novels written by childrens authors, and vintage crime. So far, I’ve read Death On Tiptoe, and Murder At The Flood, both of which were excellent (although the cover graphics of Murder At The Flood was a bit lurid and OTT, in my opinion). Next on the list is Murder While You Work, which is described as a creepy thriller from Noel Streatfeild.
You can read more about Greyladies here. I must say, so far, I do like the cut of their jib.