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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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R. Austin Freeman: The Red Thumb Mark

When the ink had been rolled out to the requisite thinness, he took Reuben’s hand and pressed the thumb lightly but firmly on to the inked plate; then, transferring the thumb to one of the cards, which he directed me … Continue reading

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Jacques Futrelle: The Problem of Cell 13

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Practically all those letters remaining in the alphabet after Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen was named were afterward acquired by that gentleman in the course of a brilliant scientific career, and, being honorably acquired, were tacked on to the … Continue reading

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Maurice Leblanc: Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

His portrait? How can I describe him? I have seen him twenty times and each time he was a different person; even he himself said to me on one occasion: “I no longer know who I am. I cannot recognise … Continue reading

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Thomas W. Lawson: Friday, the Thirteenth

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‘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

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Robert Fraser: Three Men and a Maid

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‘But what wrong have I ever done you?’ came the frenzied cry. ‘Why should you strike me such a blow in the back, man? Haven’t I been your lifelong friend? Why should you stab at me because you are the … Continue reading

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1907 sign-up page

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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

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