‘The more I read of the Golden Age’ #1934book results

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Every month on Past Offences, as part of the Crimes of the Century strand, we review books and movies from a particular year. Appropriately for a month which saw the first (hopefully) Bodies from the Library conference, we have been … Continue reading

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#1987book sign-up page

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Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. This July the chosen year is 1987 – selected by regular contributor Col from his Criminal Library. You just know … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime to air in the UK next month

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According to the BBC website, Partners in Crime, the new series based on Agatha Christie’s adventurers Tommy and Tuppence, will be screened at the end of July. Here are the stars on their roles. David Walliams: These characters have not been … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: The Ipcress File

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The Ipcress File Len Deighton First published in the UK 1962 by Hodder and Stoughton 288 pages This edition Harper; New Impression edition (1 Oct. 2009) ISBN: 9780586026199 Source: Norwich Millennium Library I knew all about Jay except how to ask him to sell me a … Continue reading

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Alan Melville: Quick Curtain

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Quick Curtain Alan Melville First published in the UK 1934 by Skeffington 288 pages This edition The British Library Publishing Division, 2015 ISBN: 9780712357890 Source: Publisher review copy A bonus 1934 book for this month’s Crimes of the Century, Quick Curtain will be … Continue reading

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Houdini and Doyle

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I mentioned a while ago that there are plans to screen a show based on Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle. It has just been announced that the series will star Stephen Mangan, of Green Wing and Episodes and Michael Weston of House as … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

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Partners in Crime Agatha Christie First published in the UK by Collins, 1929 This edition HarperCollins, 2010 ISBN: 9780007111503 Pages: 352 Source: ebook edition In preparation for the BBC’s new version of Partners in Crime (due to be aired this autumn), … Continue reading

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Publishing the Golden Age

I posted earlier in the week about Bodies from the Library. One of the talks I enjoyed most, as a publisher myself, was Publishing the Golden Age, which gave me a severe case of career-envy. David Brawn of HarperCollins is … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Parker Pyne Investigates

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Parker Pyne Investigates Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1934 by Collins Mystery This edition Collins, 1980 ISBN: 0002316749 248 pages in print Source: Cambridgeshire Public Libraries withdrawn stock Parker Pyne is one of Mrs Offences favourites, and is my … Continue reading

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Bodies from the Library: Ripe for a Reprint

At the final session of yesterday’s Bodies from the Library conference at the British Library, the speakers were challenged to select one Golden Age title to pluck from obscurity. Some of the panelists sneakily mentioned a few different titles before … Continue reading

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