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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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Augmented Christie

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You’ve probably all picked up on the new Agatha Christie stamps from the Royal Mail (and they are very clever designs) – but have you seen they come with Pokemon Go-style extra augmented reality? +1 for the terrible corporate music.

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More Christie adaptations on their way…

            Following the success of And Then There Were None last Christmas, the BBC will be screening eight more Agatha Christie adaptations. This year we will be getting The Witness For The Prosecution, adapted by Sarah … Continue reading

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‘Stop reading NOW’: The #1944book reviews

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A special mention this month for Les Blatt of Classic Mysteries, who admitted to being of 1944 vintage himself. His review of Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero, found it a suitable coeval (yes that’s a word). This really is one of Christie’s … 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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Scapegoats and boars’ heads: #1957book roundup

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Welcome everybody to this month’s Crimes of the Century, looking at 1957. Loads of movies this month! New player, B Noir Detour reviewed Crime of Passion, finding it of merely historical interest: 1957 is quite late in the classic noir cycle, … Continue reading

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Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

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This looks like an interesting project – a new ‘graphic biography’ of Agatha Christie, published this month by SelfMadeHero (who have previously published some Sherlock Holmes graphic novels and Donald Westlake’s The Hot Rock). Written by Anne Martinetti and Guillaume … Continue reading

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‘Tinned porridge, useless nerve cures, non-alcoholic beverages’: #1933book results

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Every month at Past Offences we review crime books and films from a chosen year. Jose Ignacio picked 1933 – peak Golden Age – for February. Bev started us off with Valentine Williams’ The Clock Ticks On, with a nice … Continue reading

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‘A mud fight at a village fair’: #1950book results

Every month on Past Offences we review crime books and films from a chosen year (it’s called Crimes of the Century), and in January we were looking at 1950. Bev led the pack with Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart, … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: A Murder is Announced

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Once more a murder is announced—for the benefit and enjoyment of Miss Marple.

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