Tag Archives: 1922

‘Crack out the railway timetables’: #1922book results

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Every month at Past Offences is devoted to a particular year from the history of crime and mystery fiction – it’s called Crimes of the Century. This month Bev from My Reader’s Block nominated 1922, at the dawn of the … Continue reading

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A. A. Milne: The Red House Mystery

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed. Droops on the little hands little gold head. Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares! Christopher Robin is saying his prayers. It would take some going to make up for that. I honestly … Continue reading

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Edgar Wallace: The Angel of Terror

Edgar Wallace famously wrote 300% of all novels published between 1910 and 1930, so it was a surprise to find he only published four in 1922, this month’s focus for Crimes of the Century. Jose Ignacio has read The Crimson Circle; I downloaded … Continue reading

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1922 silent movie review: Moriarty aka Sherlock Holmes

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The film Sherlock Holmes (US title) or Moriarty (UK title) was released in 1922. Adapted from William Gillette’s play and produced by Goldwyn Pictures, it tells the story of the first confrontation between the detective and his nemesis. John Barrymore plays … Continue reading

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#1922book 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. After some relatively recent dates, Bev has chosen 1922 for November. If you want to take part, you can! When you’ve … Continue reading

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Arthur J. Rees: The Moon Rock

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The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees First published in the UK, 1922 This edition: Project Gutenberg The pride of the Turold family rested on the belief that they were of noble blood—the lineal inheritors of a great English title which had … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary

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The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1922, The Bodley Head This edition: Project Gutenberg Outwardly, he’s an ordinary clean-limbed, rather block-headed young Englishman. Slow in his mental processes. On the other hand, it’s quite impossible to lead him astray … Continue reading

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