#1933book sign-up page

Golden Age. Boom (as I believe the young people say). From www.oldbike.eu

Golden Age. Boom (as I believe the young people say). From http://www.oldbike.eu

Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. Regular contributor Jose Ignacio from A Crime is Afoot put in a bid for 1933 for February, so here goes.

Of course it’s Valentine’s Day soon, so bonus points for romance.

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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56 Responses to #1933book sign-up page

  1. Bliley, this is early – still got another 1950 book to squeeze in!


  2. bkfriedman says:

    What a great year! Lord Edgeware Dies, the first two Gideon Fell books, and a chance to re-read Queen’s A Siamese Twin Mystery for the first time in 40 years. It was also a great year for films in general and one of them – The Kennel Murder Case – is considered one of the finest cinema mysteries of all time! I’m stoked, Rich! 🙂


  3. KerrieS says:

    My book will be the first Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardner, THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS

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  4. I’m going for Henry Wade’s Mist on the Saltings.


  5. Jose Ignacio says:

    Obviously I’m in. This time I’ll choose one Maigret by Georges Simenon, Lock No. 1 (aka The Lock at Charenton)


  6. tracybham says:

    I do like it when you let us know the year early. I will be checking my books and come up with something.


  7. JJ says:

    I know I have X vs. Rex by Philip Macdonald, so will contribute that to the cause; not sure about anything else, more news as I get it…


  8. Ho-Ling says:

    For once my posting schedule lines up with this! My blog will feature reviews of both The Tragedy of Z and Drury Lane’s Last Case (and the rest of the Lane series) in February.


  9. +1 for early notification of what year is going to be next…those of us without copious classics on hand nor deep pockets often need time to creatively acquire something to read without bankrupting the budget

    Happily this time I can get my hands on Dorothy L Sayers’ Murder Must Advertise – dare I admit I have never read Ms Sayers before?

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    • I really liked Murder Must Advertise so I think you picked a good one to start with, though I imagine others might disagree and suggest Sayers’ earlier novels were better. Next month the Tuesday Night Bloggers are focusing on Sayers so your book is a very timely choice.


  10. tracybham says:

    I will go for 13 at Dinner by Christie, also known as Lord Edgware Dies. It is the next book I need to read in the Poirot series, so this is a perfect time to read it.

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  11. Bev Hankins says:

    I’m definitely in with The Clock Ticks On by Valentine Williams (an apt name for February). I’ve other 1933 options on the TBR stacks…we’ll see what else I can add to the mix as February goes along.

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    • Bev Hankins says:

      I was beginning to think I was going to have to pass up the Williams book. I searched high and low in my stacks and couldn’t find it. Wound up I thought I was looking for a paperback copy when I had the hardback first edition sitting there right under my nose! Hope to have a first entry up soon.


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  13. Victoria says:

    For 1933 I believe we have ‘The Pleasure Cruise Mystery’ by Robin Forsythe and ‘Information Received’ by E R Punshon (a fitting title for blog post!). Both excellent and both already reviewed by other bloggers (if you wish to include those). Both are in reprinted versions by Dean Street Press.


  14. Bev Hankins says:

    Here’s my first entry: The Clock Ticks On by Valentine Williams


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  18. Brad says:

    Here’s the first – but I’m sure not the only – review of Christie’s Lord Edgware Dies: https://ahsweetmysteryblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/poirot-on-the-trail-lord-edgware-dies-1933/


  19. nbmandel says:

    Can I play? I’ll read THE HOG’S BACK MYSTERY by Freeman Wills Croft, assuming it arrives at the library on time.


  20. OK. Hags Nook and The Pleasure Cruise Mystery are done and dusted. Definitely a couple more before the end of the month…


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  22. realthog says:

    I’ve done Simenon’s M. Hire’s Engagement here. Next up, Marjorie Bowen’s Album Leaf/The Spider in the Cup.


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  24. Ho-Ling says:

    My review of The Tragedy of Z (in my February series of Drury Lane): http://ho-lingnojikenbo.blogspot.nl/2016/02/the-z.html . Review of Drury Lane’s Last Case scheduled for next week, same Bat-Channel.

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  25. tracybham says:

    I posted my review of 13 at Dinner (alternate title Lord Edgware Dies) by Christie on 17th February at Bitter Tea and Mystery. I think mine is the third one.


  26. realthog says:

    I’ve written about Album Leaf (aka The Spider in the Cup) by Joseph Shearing (aka Marjorie Bowen) here. It’s an unusual period crime novel: caveat lector, although I ended up enjoying it, kinda.


  27. Bev Hankins says:

    Another for the 1933 round: The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White (original title: Some Must Watch)


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  30. nbmandel says:

    Done! My very first mystery blog post. THE HOG’S BACK MYSTERY by Freeman Wills Crofts.

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