#1922book sign-up page


The entirety of this fantastic 1922 cartoon by one L. F. Van Zelm in the Larchmonter-Times depicts real-life Larchmont police officers including Sergeant Gus Anthes and Frank Haugelstine taking on bootleggers outside Zvirins Stationery Store. Residents take cover. Click to view the whole cartoon.

Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. After some relatively recent dates, Bev has chosen 1922 for November.

If you want to take part, you can! When you’ve written your post, just let me know below. I’ll gather them all together at the end of the month.

Anyone can play, so over to you…

Small print

  • Don’t be shy!
  • Just comment below to link to your blog post.
  • If you want to play but you haven’t got a blog, I’m happy to have you as a guest poster, or to link to Goodreads or Amazon.
  • Books, comics, films, plays and TV also welcome.
  • Sorry in advance if I miss you in the round-up, although I am getting better at that bit.

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37 Responses to #1922book sign-up page

  1. Keishon says:

    After doing a Google search of 1922 mystery books, I found the book I plan to read and it’s free: The Red House Mystery by A.A.Milne. It’s promising too because it says on the cover that it’s a “masterpiece.” Can’t wait to dive in.


  2. Bev Hankins says:

    I’m in–the book that made me ask for 1922 is The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts


  3. tracybham says:

    I will be reading The Red House Mystery also. It is the only book I have for that year and I have wanted to read it for a long time. I did see a few others that would be interesting but … this is already on the TBR pile.


  4. bkfriedman says:

    Well, Steve had reviewed The Secret Adversary, but I haven’t. I think I’ll blog about that one later this month at ahsweetmystery.blogspot.com! This sounds like a great way for mystery lovers to bond!


  5. I’ll stake my claim on The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts. About time I gave him a try.


  6. Jose Ignacio says:

    Don’t know yet which book to read but I’m in.


  7. As and when they arrive (hopefully soon) I shall be reading Chesterton’s The Man Who Knew Too Much and Marion Harvey’s The Mystery of the Hidden Room.


  8. MarinaSofia says:

    I am tempted to give it a go, although I’m not sure how much time I will have. I’ve always admired your classic crime circle and the books you uncover. No claims for originality, but I believe Christie’s The Secret Adversary was published in 1922 and it’s been ages since I read it. I might have to read it again to rinse out the bad taste that the recent TV adaptation left in my mouth.


  9. JJ says:

    Dammit, I have been through me entire TBR pile and have nothing fro 1922. 1932, 1926, 1936…all in abundance, but not this one!


  10. As ever, I am in, but no idea what to read yet.


  11. Jose Ignacio says:

    Is it true that the year for December will be 1941?


  12. Santosh Iyer says:

    I have reviewed The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne at Goodreads.


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  14. Jose Ignacio says:

    FWIW Edgar Wallace has the following titles all published in 1922
    And available in The Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Wallace at € 1.99.


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  18. The Pit-Prop Syndicate now up at classicmystery.wordpress.com – another case of me reading books so that you don’t have to…

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  19. tracybham says:

    I have posted my review of The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne at Bitter Tea and Mystery. A lovely and fun book.

    Liked by 1 person

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  21. Bev Hankins says:

    Got mine finished–a middle-of-the-road book for me: The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts


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  24. neer says:

    Oh we have returned to the golden age, have we? I am in.


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