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Welcome, noble visitor, to The Buckshot Brogue Library. As the tagline suggests, this is a site devoted to the classic crime, mystery and espionage genres and their respective golden ages, which collectively span the 1920s to the 1970s, in print and on the big and small screens.

If this is, as everything seems to be these days, a journey, then it’s one where nobody’s packed any travel sweets. Stretching the metaphor further, it’s a trip that takes in the highways and by-ways of our chosen media, from spy-fi to police procedurals and all points in between. From cult classics to guilty pleasures, The Buckshot Brogue Library shines a light into the furthest recesses of the archives for your edification and entertainment.