Tag Archives: 1900s

Thomas W. Lawson: Friday, the Thirteenth

This gallery contains 3 photos.

‘Jim, there is no disguising the fact that the American people are as helpless in the hands of these thugs of the ‘System’ as though they lived in the realm of the Sultan, where a few cutthroat brigands are licensed … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

1907 sign-up page

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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. This month RogerBW coded himself into picking us a year and plumped for … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 42 Comments

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Return of Sherlock Holmes

This gallery contains 2 photos.

I’ve been revisiting the Sherlock Holmes short stories recently, working through book-by-book and selecting some under-celebrated gems for your delectation. Now onto the Return, which sees Sherlock resurrected after his tragic fall from the Reichenbach Falls at the end of … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

P. G. Wodehouse: The Swoop! or How Clarence Saved England

This gallery contains 1 photo.

P. G. Wodehouse isn’t an obvious candidate for a classic crime blog, but I thought I’d review The Swoop as a warning to the unwary. Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle First published in the UK 1901-02 in the Strand magazine 176 pages in print This edition Project Gutenberg I’m getting to the point, two thirds of the way through my personal challenge to … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Gaston Leroux: Mystery of the Yellow Room

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Mystery of the Yellow Room Gaston Leroux First published in France, 1907 This edition: Project Gutenberg You are going to know all; and, without further preamble, I am going to place before your eyes the problem of The Yellow Room as … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Richard Harding Davis: In The Fog

This gallery contains 2 photos.

In The Fog Richard Harding Davis First published in the US, 1901, by R. H. Russell Illustrated by Thomas Mitchell Pierce and F. D. Steele Source: Project Gutenburg It is 1897. Four chaps are sitting around the dinner table at The … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventure of the Empty House

The Adventure of the Empty House Arthur Conan Doyle First published in the UK 1903, The Strand Magazine This version included in Leslie S. Klinger’s The Complete Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 2004 ISBN: 9780393059168 34 pages I moved my head to look at … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Erskine Childers: The Riddle of the Sands

This gallery contains 2 photos.

The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers First published in the UK by Smith, Elder and Co., 1903 This edition Pocket Penguin Classics (Boy’s Own Books), 2007 ISBN: 9780141031279 352 pages I’d made a couple of failed attempts at reading Riddle previously, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Edgar Wallace: The Four Just Men

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The Four Just Men Edgar Wallace First published 1906 This edition 20o1, House of Stratus ISBN: 9781842326831 120 pages Score: 2/5 Incredibly, Edgar Wallace wrote over 170 books in the early part of the last century. More than 50 of them are … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments