Tag Archives: 1929

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding: Miasma

‘Doctor Dennison, if I were you, I wouldn’t stay here,’ she said. Because he was so simple and direct himself, he was not inclined to impute subtle motives to other people. He saw in her grey eyes only an honest … Continue reading

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‘Where are you hanging out now?’ The #1929book results

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Every month here at Past Offences, we review crime books and the occasional movie from 1929. For June we set our sights on 1929… Kate at crossexaminingcrime came up trumps with E. M. Channon’s The Chimney Murder (for which I can’t find … Continue reading

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Patricia Wentworth: Fool Errant

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‘Hugo Ross isn’t a fool at all. He’s a boy. He doesn’t suspect people, because he’s friendly like a boy, and shy like a boy. And I think you are safe – oh yes, quite safe – to bank on … Continue reading

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#1929book 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. Bernadette suggested 1929 for June, so here goes. If you want to take part, you … Continue reading

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Dashiell Hammett: Red Harvest

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‘Your fat chief of police tried to assassinate me last night. I don’t like that. I’m just mean enough to want to ruin him for it. Now I’m going to have my fun. I’ve got ten thousand dollars of your money to … Continue reading

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Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon

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The tappity-tap-tap and the thin bell and muffled whir of Effie Perine’s typewriting came through the closed door. Somewhere in a neighboring office a power-driven machine vibrated dully. On Spade’s desk a limp cigarette smoldered in a brass tray filled … Continue reading

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Frank Richardson: The Mayfair Mystery

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The Mayfair Mystery Frank Richardson First published 1907 by Mitchell Kennerley as 2835 Mayfair Published 1929 by the Detective Story Club Ltd This edition HarperCollins, August 2015 240 pages ISBN: 9780008137083 Source: Bodies from the Library The Detective Story Club was launched by the … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

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Partners in Crime Agatha Christie First published in the UK by Collins, 1929 This edition HarperCollins, 2010 ISBN: 9780007111503 Pages: 352 Source: ebook edition In preparation for the BBC’s new version of Partners in Crime (due to be aired this autumn), … Continue reading

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Ianthe Jerrold: The Studio Crime

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The Studio Crime Ianthe Jerrold First published in the UK  1929 by Chapman and Hall This edition: Dean Street Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781910570449 292 pages Source: Review copy from Dean Street Press – thanks! Dean Street Press are surging forwards with their … Continue reading

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