Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bodies from the Library, June 2015

Today I went down to London to attend Bodies from the Library at the British Library. It was a fascinating event, and at £30 cracking value (especially as we got fantastic goodie bags). Simon Brett opened the proceedings with a … Continue reading

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The Case of the New Edition

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For US readers… Ankerwycke, the trade-publishing imprint of the American Bar Association,  is celebrating one of its more famous fictional sons by reissuing Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason books. Five of Mason’s celebrated Cases – Velvet Claws, Sulky Girl, Lucky Legs, Howling … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Dorothy

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If you’re near Witham in Essex this weekend, you can take part in the Dorothy L. Sayers Society’s Hurrah for Dorothy weekend. You can read all about it here in the Braintree & Witham Times, but  I just liked the statue … Continue reading

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Ianthe Jerrold: Dead Man’s Quarry

Dead Man’s Quarry Ianthe Jerrold First published in the UK 1930 by Chapman and Hall This edition: Dean Street Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781910570456 326 pages Source: Review copy – thanks The county of Radnorshire was glorious after six months in London, the … Continue reading

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Pushkin Vertigo

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Reading through the latest issue of CADS I noticed an announcement of the launch of a new classic crime series at Pushkin Press. Called Pushkin Vertigo, the new imprint promises: Writers of the greatest thrillers and mysteries on earth, who … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 4 (and what happened to Susie Jasinski)

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The Gloucester Citizen has published the first sighting of Father Brown series 4 in the wild… Also, since ‘what happened to Susie Jasinski?’ is one of the most popular searches that bring people to Past Offences, I can provide an … Continue reading

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May 2015’s book of the month

May’s reading covered five decades of crime fiction, starting more than a century ago with Frank Froest’s The Grell Mystery (1913), a bit of a hymn to Scotland Yard. Robert Grell, ‘social idol, millionaire and diplomat, and winner of the greatest matrimonial prize in London’ … Continue reading

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Badass biddies, screaming mimis and, erm, a fur turban: #1949 book

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As part of the Crimes of the Century strand here on Past Offences, every month we review crimes books and films first published in a particular year. In May, we focused on 1949, selected by regular contributor John from the … Continue reading

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#1934book 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 June the chosen year is 1934 – selected by regular contributor Bev at My Reader’s Block. If you want … Continue reading

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