Monthly Archives: November 2016

1960 book sign-up page

Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. I’ve called it Crimes of the Century. After 1975, which seemed to own some terrible books, I’ve picked 1960. This video … Continue reading

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Mary Higgins Clark: Where are the Children?

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She’d come to Cape Cod because she’d always heard that New Englanders and Cape people were reticent and reserved and wanted nothing to do with strangers, and that was good. She needed a place to hide, to find herself, to … Continue reading

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Ethel Lina White: Step in the Dark

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It was only ten days since she had left England, for the first time in her life. Since then, much had happened – and it had happened too quickly. She had come to Brussels and met the Count.

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Ethel Lina White: Wax

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A voice seemed to limp over the wire. It was faint and breathless, as though the person had been running. ‘Are – you – there?’ ‘Yes,’ she replied. ‘Who are you?’ ‘Are you Room Eight, Golden Lion?’ ‘Yes. Who are-‘ … Continue reading

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Julian Symons: A Three-Pipe Problem

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TV’S SHERLOCK ON TRAIL OF KARATE KILLER THERE’S METHOD IN THESE MURDERS, SAYS TV’S SHERLOCK HOLMES

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‘International intrigue, mysterious murders, and headstrong damsels’: #1907book round-up

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Every month on Past Offences we look at the crime fiction of a particular year. This year we went way way back to 1907, chosen for us by RogerBW. Not an easy year (witness the small number of titles) but … Continue reading

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