Saturday 22 April 2017


My admiration of Magnus Mills is unbridled. Show me a better writer and I can see we'll be looking for the nearest branch of Burtons.

His new novel, The Forensic Records Society, landed on the doormat yesterday; I started it this morning after breakfast and already it's shaping up to be a classic. When a couple of music buffs decide to start a record listening club in the backroom of their local pub on a Monday evening, it's not long till a counter group forms - meeting in the same pub on a Tuesday; textbook Mills.

Did I ever tell you that he once wrote me a postcard? I've just dug it out of my copy of Mills' The Scheme For Full Employment. Nesbitt is a character from same, in case you were wondering.


  1. This sounds right up my street.

  2. My late friend Andy was full of admiration for Magnus Mills and always recommending him; I never got around to reading any and had forgotten his name until now. Thanks for the reminder. Would this be a good place to start, or would you suggest something else?
    (Love the postcard too!)

    1. C: I'd start with either 'All Quiet on the Orient Express' or 'The Scheme for Full Employment'. Orient Express is a book I go back to time and again. And Full Employment is just perfect. I really hope you like them.