So the Hove Book Group has delivered its verdict on Hangover Square and other matters Hamilton.
This has been the year when I have discovered the genius of Patrick Hamilton as my burgeoning Hamilton collection attests.
My joy was complete when I discovered that one of the many places that Patrick Hamilton lived in Hove was a tiny cottage round the corner from where I live. He wrote "The West Pier" there. I love the idea of Patrick pounding the same streets as me - albeit 60 odd years earlier.