Category Archives: Pulp

Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye

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Crime isn’t a disease, it’s a symptom. Cops are like a doctor that gives you aspirin for a brain tumour, except that the cop would rather cure it with a blackjack. We’re a big, rough, rich, wild people and crime … Continue reading

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Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler First published in the US 1939 by Alfred A. Knopf This edition Penguin Books, 2011 ISBN: 9780241956281 251 pages Source: Wymondham Library It’s probably impossible for a lowly blogger to find a fresh angle on The Big Sleep. It … Continue reading

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Don Cameron: White for a Shroud

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White for a Shroud Don Cameron First published in the US 1947 by Mystery House This edition Boardman Books, 1949, UK 184 pages Source: Richmond Yorkshire I picked up White for a Shroud on my recent jaunt to the frozen north (well, Yorkshire). … Continue reading

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William Le Queux: The Doctor of Pimlico

The Doctor of Pimlico, Being the Disclosure of a Great Crime William Le Queux First published in the UK by Cassell, 1919 This edition, 2013, by Oleander Press ISBN:9781909349735 220 pages ‘If this man, Fetherston, has discovered the truth, as … Continue reading

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Ed McBain: Cop Hater

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Cop Hater Ed McBain First published in the US,  1956, Permabooks This edition Orion Books, 2003 ISBN: 9780752857916 188 pages The buildings were a stage-set. They faced the river, and they glowed with man-made brilliance, and you stared up at … Continue reading

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William Stephens Hayward: Revelations of a Lady Detective

Revelations of a Lady Detective William Stephens Hayward First published in the UK 1864 This edition The British Library Publishing Division, 2013 ISBN: 9780712358965 278 pages I mentioned the British Library’s services to classic crime fiction a few weeks back, and they … Continue reading

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First look at Adam Rayner as the Saint

More classic crime gets an update this year with a new TV version of Leslie Charteris’ The Saint. Adam Rayner plays thief/hero Simon Templar (the Saint) opposite Eliza Dushku’s Patricia Holm as his hacker-companion. Here’s the trailer, released into YouTube … Continue reading

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Books with silly names: December’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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I anticipated two themes for December’s round-up: Christmas crimes and Sherlock Holmes (December 2012 being the 125th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. I didn’t see much of either, and didn’t even manage to get … Continue reading

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