Monthly Archives: September 2012

Classic crime in the blogosphere, September 2012

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This is my second month of my monthly ‘best of the blogs’ devoted to classic crime, and my task has been complicated by two factors: 1. I forgot to make notes as I went along. 2. The crime ‘zine Crime … Continue reading

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Charles Williams: Many Dimensions

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Many Dimensions Charles Williams First published in the UK 1931 This edition 1952, Penguin Books 254 pages Score 2/5 Despite my (possibly unfounded) belief that they’re going to turn to dust, I still like to p-p-p-pick up a green Penguin … Continue reading

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Father Brown on TV – any questions?

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Regular visitors to Past Offences will know of my affection for the Father Brown stories of G. K. Chesterton, and may have caught some of my pieces on the TV adaptation which will air in the UK in March 2013. … Continue reading

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Colin Watson: Coffin Scarcely Used

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Coffin Scarcely Used Colin Watson First published in the UK 1958, Eyre This edition 2012, Faber Finds ISBN: 9780571252046 174 pages Score 4/5 The Faber Finds imprint first came to my attention when my friend @pressfuturist pointed out that I should enter … Continue reading

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Richard Stark: The Hunter

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The Hunter Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake) First published in the US 1962 This edition 2008, University of Chicago Press ISBN: 9780226770994 208 pages Score 4/5 My friend Nigel loaned me this a few weeks ago. It’s an edition of the 1962 … Continue reading

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Just the facts: Detective Fiction, The Collector’s Guide

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This is a continuation of my occasional series on books about crime fiction. Last time I covered Murder in Print by Melvyn Barnes. This time I’m looking at Detective Fiction The Collector’s Guide, a book which dates to a period … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: August 2012

This post is related to Kerrie’s meme at Mysteries in Paradise. August began theologically as I read two chronicles of Brother Cadfael and reacquainted myself with a random selection of Father Brown stories. A Morbid Taste for Bones and The Leper … Continue reading

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