Monthly Archives: November 2015

‘Crack out the railway timetables’: #1922book results

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Every month at Past Offences is devoted to a particular year from the history of crime and mystery fiction – it’s called Crimes of the Century. This month Bev from My Reader’s Block nominated 1922, at the dawn of the … Continue reading

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#1941book 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. Back at the end of October, MarinaSofia chose 1941 for December. If you want to take part, you can! When you’ve written … Continue reading

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A. A. Milne: The Red House Mystery

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed. Droops on the little hands little gold head. Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares! Christopher Robin is saying his prayers. It would take some going to make up for that. I honestly … Continue reading

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Edgar Wallace: The Angel of Terror

Edgar Wallace famously wrote 300% of all novels published between 1910 and 1930, so it was a surprise to find he only published four in 1922, this month’s focus for Crimes of the Century. Jose Ignacio has read The Crimson Circle; I downloaded … Continue reading

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October’s book of the month

October was a relatively read-y month for me, with six books completed plus a few one-off stories. Peter Dickinson: A Pride of Heroes A lion-infested stately home is the venue for a story of suicide, murder, and impersonation. Jimmy Pibble investigates. … Continue reading

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1922 silent movie review: Moriarty aka Sherlock Holmes

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The film Sherlock Holmes (US title) or Moriarty (UK title) was released in 1922. Adapted from William Gillette’s play and produced by Goldwyn Pictures, it tells the story of the first confrontation between the detective and his nemesis. John Barrymore plays … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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In my bid to read the CWA top 100 crime books, I’m obviously going to be touching on some classics that I expect almost everyone has read. The collected Sherlock Holmes short stories are a case in point. I’m guessing … Continue reading

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