#1980book 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 August the chosen year is 1980 – illustrated by this rather resplendent period piece, courtesy of Chevrolet. I’m loving the stormy … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime – The Secret Adversary episode 1

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According to Mediatel, 6.5 million people watched the first episode of Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime last night, making it the number one show in the UK. The first episode was a fairly loose adaptation of The Secret Adversary, Agatha … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

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The ABC Murders Agatha Christie First published in the UK by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1936 This edition, Pan Books, 1958 ISBN: 0330256521 192 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich The ABC Murders opens with Captain Hastings coming back to England from his ranch … Continue reading

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Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons: Watchmen

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Watchmen Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons First published in the US by DC Comics 1987 This edition, Titan Books ISBN: 1852860243 424 pages I’m always keen to get some comics in Crimes of the Century, and I’m happy to report that … Continue reading

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Freeman Wills Crofts: Antidote to Venom

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Antidote to Venom Freeman Wills Crofts First published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton, 1938 This edition, The British Library Publishing Division (2 April 2015) ISBN: 9780712357791 288 pages Source: Publisher review copy – thanks! I haven’t had much luck with … Continue reading

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Peter Lovesey: Bertie and the Tinman

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Bertie and the Tinman Peter Lovesey First published in the UK by The Bodley Head, 1987 This edition, Sphere, 2013 ASIN: B00DRI0LTC 190 pages in print Source: Kindle edition I’m always chuffed when the chosen year for Crimes of the Century coincides with … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime: Dates for the UK and US

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An update for those awaiting Partners in Crime. In the UK, the BBC will be airing episode one of The Secret Adversary on Sunday 26th July. In the US, it will be shown on Acorn TV on Thursday, September 3, … Continue reading

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John Dickson Carr: The Hollow Man aka The Three Coffins

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The Hollow Man aka The Three Coffins John Dickson Carr First published in the UK in 1935 by Hamish Hamilton This edition Orion Books, 2013 9781409146322 213 pages Source: Norwich Millennium Library John Dickson Carr is the acknowledged master of … Continue reading

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‘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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