As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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by The British Library, 10 May 2018 (reprint). ISBN: 978-0-7123-5201-7
Originally this book was published in 1938 - and has
been reprinted this year as one of the British Library’s reprints of classic
Golden Age books. Richard Hull’s skill in managing his material is
evident as is his clever use of the title Excellent
Intentions. The characters are very much of their period with a
suitably unpleasant victim.
The owner of the local Manor House
is murdered as he travels to London by train. He is disliked by everyone
who has come into contact with him and, particularly by his employees. We
follow the Court case against his putative murderer in detail, interspersed
with the careful investigations of the police into what has happened.
There are some good touches of humour and a picture of a village world now
destroyed. The identity of the person being tried is not revealed until
right at the end and the trial verdict offers some surprises.
Jennifer S. Palmer
Richard Hull wrote 15 books,
commencing with the popular Murder of My
1973) was a chartered accountant who later became a notable writer of detective
novels. He is best known as the author of The Murder of My Aunt (also available
as a British Library Crime Classic).
my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my
15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.