Tag Archives: 1930

‘A full account of how to make a jam omelette’: The #1930book round-up

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Every month here at Past Offences, I round up crime and mystery fiction reviews focusing on a particular year. It’s called Crimes of the Century. In September we were looking at 1930, which proved to be a stonking year in … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Mr Quin

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After I turned from poetry and ghost stories to crime, Harlequin finally reappeared; a figure invisible except when he chose, not quite human, yet concerned with the affairs of human beings and particularly of lovers. He is also the advocate … Continue reading

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#1930book 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. On his second go, JJ from the Invisible Event has picked 1930 for September. There is … Continue reading

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Miles Burton: The Secret of High Eldersham

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Cecil John Charles Street, who wrote as Miles Burton and John Rhode, published more than 120 mysteries in his lifetime. My last encounter with his work was A.S.F., a book notable as much for its massively elaborate drug-smuggling tactics as its excellently-named villain, and good … Continue reading

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Ianthe Jerrold: Dead Man’s Quarry

Dead Man’s Quarry Ianthe Jerrold First published in the UK 1930 by Chapman and Hall This edition: Dean Street Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781910570456 326 pages Source: Review copy – thanks The county of Radnorshire was glorious after six months in London, the … Continue reading

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