Monthly Archives: February 2014

‘They are among Christie’s very best work’: The BBC will be adapting Tommy and Tuppence in a new 6-part series

News reached Past Offences this morning that the BBC will be making a new generation of Agatha Christie adaptations, starting with a Tommy and Tuppence six-part series (Partners in Crime and N or M). The deliberately (I think) hammy David … Continue reading

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‘It was fun to find a reason for him to throw soup at the wall.’ An interview with the creators of the BBC’s Father Brown

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Well, Father Brown is over for another year (in the UK at least). Series 2 continued to generate heat on Past Offences – for a daytime TV drama, it manages to be quite controversial! I’ve been lucky enough to bag … Continue reading

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Francis Beeding: The Norwich Victims

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The Norwich Victims Francis Beeding First published in the UK 1931 This edition Arcturus Publishing, 2013 ISBN: 9781782124429 254 pages Source: Publisher review copy – thanks Arcturus!   ‘If Miss Haslett left her money in Paris, why on earth should she … Continue reading

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Philip Youngman Carter: Mr Campion’s Falcon

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Mr Campion’s Falcon Philip Youngman Carter First published in the UK 1970, William Heinemann This edition Penguin Books, 1973 ISBN: 9780140166125 198 pages Source: Oxfam, Cambridge The weekend’s big activity was dusting the downstairs bookshelves. Amongst other forgotten treasures hidden behind … Continue reading

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Philip Youngman Carter: Mr Campion’s Farthing

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Mr Campion’s Farthing Philip Youngman Carter First published in the UK 1969, William Heinemann This edition Penguin Books, 1971 ISBN: 9780140166132 192 pages Source: Reviewer’s own News of a new Albert Campion novel from Severn House prompted me to re-read an … Continue reading

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Peter Lovesey: The False Inspector Dew

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The False Inspector Dew Peter Lovesey First published in the UK, Macmillan, 1982 This edition Soho Press Inc., US ISBN: 9781569472552 252 pages Source: Reviewer’s own SS MAURETANIA. 9 SEPT 1921. REFERENCE SUSPICIOUS DEATH ON BOARD HAVE INVITED CHIEF INSPECTOR DEW … Continue reading

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Nautical naughtiness – Classic crime in the blogosphere, January 2014

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Ahoy there! In honour of The False Inspector Dew, my book of the year so far, and a crime novel I whole-heartedly recommend in my soon-to-be-written-up review, I have decided to give this month’s pick of the blogs a nautical … Continue reading

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