Crimes of the Century

Commemorative stamp celebrating Egypt’s Police Day in 1977

Every month here on Past Offences, we select a year and ask bloggers to read a crime book, watch a film, or listen to a radio show from that year… Crimes of the Century.

So far we’ve done the following years, so plenty left to choose from.

1907

1915

1922
1929

1930
1932
1933
1934
1936

1937
1939

1941
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1949

1950
1952
1954
1955
1957
1958
1959

1960
1963
1967
1969

1971
1975
1976
1977

1980
1987

83 Responses to Crimes of the Century

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  16. Pingback: #1933 Book: MURDER MUST ADVERTISE by Dorothy L. Sayers | Reactions to Reading

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