Monthly Archives: February 2015

Enter The Saint (again)

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The Radio Times has reported that ITV might be resurrecting Leslie Charteris’ the Saint for a new series in 2016. ‘There is a post-Breaking Bad appetite for morally grey characters,’ says writer Ed Whitmore, who has previously worked on Waking the … Continue reading

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Winston Graham: The Little Walls

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The Little Walls Winston Graham First published in the UK 1955 by Hodder and Stoughton This edition Bello ISBN: 9781447255260 248 pages Source: Publisher review copy Winston Graham, a prolific and much respected writer in his day, is probably best remembered for the Cornwall-set historical novels … Continue reading

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Maigret TV news

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Rowan Atkinson will indeed be playing Georges Simenon’s intuitive Parisian detective Jules Maigret in two new 2-hour films for ITV: Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret’s Dead Man. (I mentioned a rumour in May last year) ‘I have been a … Continue reading

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‘Mr Holmes’: First clip of Ian McKellen as a 92-year-old Sherlock

The forthcoming film Mr Holmes premièred at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday, and the first official clip is now on YouTube. And, through technical wizardry, here

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#1955book sign-up page

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  Every month on Past Offences, we profile a particular year in crime fiction. Steve and Sergio picked 1955 for this month’s focus. This was the year rock and roll began to go mainstream and an interesting cross-over between crime fiction and broader … Continue reading

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Israel Zangwill: The Big Bow Mystery

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The Big Bow Mystery Israel Zangwill First published in the UK, 1892 by Henry Source: Project Gutenburg The Big Bow Mystery is generally regarded as the first fully-fledged example of that staple of the mystery genre, the locked-room story. There are numerous … Continue reading

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‘I’ve been severely touched’ #1915book results

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Every month on Past Offences, we focus on the crime fiction of a particular year. To celebrate the new year this January, I went back 100 years to 1915, honestly expecting rather a thin crop of reviews. To my surprise – and probably … Continue reading

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