Tag Archives: 1945

Patricia Wentworth: Silence in Court

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She was so rigidly controlled as she came into the dock that she wasn’t Carey Silence any more, or a girl, or young, but just a will to walk straight and seemly, to hold a proud head high, to bar sight … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: Coroner’s Pidgin

‘I’m catching my train in fifty minutes and a thousand corpses all in coronets won’t stop me. You – er – you only have the one at the moment, I take it?’ ‘Yus, only the one,’ Lugg agreed absently, adding … Continue reading

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#1945book 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. Regular contributor Bev has chosen 1945 for April. So did anyone have the energy to produce crime fiction in ’45? I … Continue reading

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E. C. R. Lorac, Murder by Matchlight

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British mystery writer E. C. R. Lorac wrote an impressive 48 novels, and another 23 under her second pen-name, Carol Carnac. The Lorac books usually feature her main series character, Chief Inspector Robert Macdonald, who stars in this title. Murder by Matchlight was … Continue reading

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Raymond Chandler: Farewell, My Lovely

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Farewell, My Lovely Raymond Chandler First published in the US,  Alfred A. Knopf, 1945 This edition, Penguin, 2010 ISBN: 9780241954355 320 pages Farewell opens in style. Wisecracking PI Philip Marlowe is dragged into a situation that gets out of control very … Continue reading

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Joel Townsley Rogers: The Red Right Hand

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The Red Right Hand Joel Townsley Rogers (with a new introduction by Martin Edwards) First published in the US, 1945 by Simon and Schuster This edition, 2014, 280 Steps eISBN: 9788293326199 Source: Publisher’s review copy We are dropped right into the … Continue reading

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