Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘I will see you and kill you to-morrow at daybreak’ #1932book

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Happy Hallowe’en, blog-readers! Les at Classic Mysteries chose 1932 as our focus-year for October, and once again I was inundated with entries. Thanks everybody. (And a special mention for everyone I’ve missed. You’re the best ones.) No children’s classic with … Continue reading

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Ellery Queen: The Egyptian Cross Mystery

The Egyptian Cross Mystery Ellery Queen First published in the US, 1932, Stokes This edition: Penguin Books, 1964 267 pages Source: The bookshelf ‘I am the Healer of the Weak. I make ill bodies well and strong. I am he who sails … Continue reading

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue (movie)

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue Universal Pictures 1932 Director: Robert Florey Starring: Sidney Fox (as Camille), Bela Lugosi (Dr Mirakle), Leon Ames (Pierre Dupin), Bert Roach (Paul), Charles Gemora (Erik the Gorilla) Over at the #1932book sign-up, John at … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary

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The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1922, The Bodley Head This edition: Project Gutenberg Outwardly, he’s an ordinary clean-limbed, rather block-headed young Englishman. Slow in his mental processes. On the other hand, it’s quite impossible to lead him astray … Continue reading

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«élémentaire, mon cher Watson»

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Last month I blogged about the BFI’s search for a lost Sherlock Holmes film dating from 1914. Yesterday it was announced that a different Holmes film, dating to 1916, had been discovered at the Cinémathèque Française. Although two years younger, … Continue reading

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September 2014: Pick of the month

Kerrie hosts a book of the month page at Mysteries in Paradise. I had a respectable month’s reading, which made a nice change – it’s been a busy year so far. Michael Hallowell’s Invizikids (2007) is an oddity – an analysis … Continue reading

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#1932book sign-up

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Thanks to everyone who reviewed books and films for 1958. Les and Moira have chosen October’s year: 1932. Here’s where you can sign up to include your reviews in next month’s round-up. As October ends with Hallowe’en, I am going … Continue reading

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