Tag Archives: 1980s

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons: Watchmen

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Watchmen Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons First published in the US by DC Comics 1987 This edition, Titan Books ISBN: 1852860243 424 pages I’m always keen to get some comics in Crimes of the Century, and I’m happy to report that … Continue reading

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Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. This July the chosen year is 1987 – selected by regular contributor Col from his Criminal Library. You just know … Continue reading

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Caroline Graham: The Killings at Badger’s Drift

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The Killings at Badger’s Drift Caroline Graham First published in the UK 1987 by Century Hutchinson This edition 1997, Headline ISBN: 0747232334 264 pages Source: Blickling Hall Bookshop This review represents a return to my plan to reading the CWA’s top 100 crime novels, a … Continue reading

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Joan Hess: Strangled Prose

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Strangled Prose Joan Hess First published in the US 1986 by St Martin’s Press, New York This edition Bello, 2014 ISBN: 9781447276890 150 pages Source: From the publisher I have profiled Bello, Pan Macmillan’s digital-only imprint, previously on Past Offences. Last … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: London Match

London Match Len Deighton First published in the UK 1985 by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd This edition Grafton Books, 1988 ISBN: 9780586066357 405 pages Source: Wymondham Duck Race ‘There’s no one in the German section with field experience comparable to yours. You’re bright as hell, … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: Mexico Set

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Mexico Set Len Deighton First published in the UK 1984 by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd This edition Grafton Books, 1988 ISBN: 9780586058214 381 pages Source: Wymondham Abbey Duck Race I read Berlin Game last week and moved straight on to the sequel.  And talk … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: Berlin Game

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Berlin Game Len Deighton First published in the UK 1983 by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd This edition Grafton Books, 1988 ISBN: 9780586058206 325 pages Source: Sarah at Crimepieces ‘I can’t think what you see in it. A filthy place bombed to nothing in the … Continue reading

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P. D. James: A Taste for Death

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A Taste for Death P. D. James First published in the UK 1986, Faber and Faber This edition Penguin Books in association with Faber, 2005 ISBN: 9780571229604 514 pages Source: British Red Cross, Wymondham The story opens alongside a canal towpath in … Continue reading

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Dick Francis: The Danger

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The Danger Dick Francis First published in the UK 1983, Michael Joseph Ltd This edition Pan Books, 2007 ISBN: 9780330450423 406 pages Source: British Red Cross, Wymondham Kidnapping, you see, is my business. Andrew Douglas works for Liberty Market, an agency … Continue reading

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Peter Lovesey: The False Inspector Dew

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The False Inspector Dew Peter Lovesey First published in the UK, Macmillan, 1982 This edition Soho Press Inc., US ISBN: 9781569472552 252 pages Source: Reviewer’s own SS MAURETANIA. 9 SEPT 1921. REFERENCE SUSPICIOUS DEATH ON BOARD HAVE INVITED CHIEF INSPECTOR DEW … Continue reading

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