Tag Archives: 1939

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

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If this had been an old house, with creaking wood, and dark shadows, and heavily panelled walls, there might have been an eerie feeling. But this house was the essence of modernity. There were no dark corners – no possible sliding panels – … Continue reading

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Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler First published in the US 1939 by Alfred A. Knopf This edition Penguin Books, 2011 ISBN: 9780241956281 251 pages Source: Wymondham Library It’s probably impossible for a lowly blogger to find a fresh angle on The Big Sleep. It … Continue reading

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Bodies for Fun with a Pencil: The #1939book crime round-up

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Last month I threw down the gauntlet and asked my contributors to pick a year as a theme for July. Moira from Clothes in Books stepped forward with 1939. It was a stonking (as Moira would say) year for crime: … Continue reading

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Eric Ambler: The Mask of Dimitrios

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The Mask of Dimitrios Eric Ambler with an introduction by Robert Harris First published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton, 1939 This edition published 1999 by Macmillan 033374604X 304 pages Moira made the inspired choice of 1939 for my reading challenge … Continue reading

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#1939book challenge

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For anybody wishing to take part in another challenge this month, the year (chosen by Moira from Clothes in Books) is 1939. To quote Winston Churchill from that year: We must not underrate the gravity of the task which lies … Continue reading

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