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Mary nodded to herself, resisting the impulse to close her eyes, and then jerked erect, scanning the side of the road through the blur of rainswept darkness. That’s when she saw the sign, set beside the driveway which led to … Continue reading
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Every month at Past Offences we review the crime and mystery oeuvre of a particular year, and in December we were looking at 1960. This month we have a theme tune, Man of Mystery, courtesy of the Shads, to listen … Continue reading
Tagged #1960book, 1960, Alfred Hitchcock, Crimes of the Century, Dolores Hitchens, Donald Hamilton, Doris Miles Disney, Georges Simenon, H. R. F. Keating, John Rhode, Josephine Bell, Leo Bruce, Margaret Millar, Michael Innes, Miles Burton, Ngaio Marsh, Robert Kyle
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Every month on Past Offences we play Crimes of the Century, in which a rag-tag band of bloggers choose mystery books or films from a particular year. In April we were reading 1945 – the War didn’t seem to slow … Continue reading
Tagged A Crime is Afoot, Alfred Hitchcock, Arthur Upfield, Bitter Tea and Mystery, Clothes in Books, crossexaminingcrime, Fair Dinkum Crime, Frances Crane, Fritz Lang, George Harmon Coxe, In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel, John Rhode, Jonathan Stagge, Margery Allingham, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Miles Burton, My Reader's Block, Mysteries in Paradise, Ngaio Marsh, Otto Preminger, Patricia Wentworth, Pretty Sinister Books, Shelley Smith, Victor Bridges
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MWAH HA HA HA HAAAA! Vell-come to October’s Crimes of the Century, vhich this month saw the gang reviewing books from 1969. So put down your pumpkins and read all about the crime fiction that rounded out the 60s. Santosh read … Continue reading
Tagged #1969book, 1969, Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock, Catherine Aird, Crimes of the Century, Josephine Bell, Maj Sjowall, Margery Allingham, Mario Puzo, Patricia Carlon, Per Wahloo, Peter Dickinson, Philip Youngman Carter, Victoria Holt
The Wheel Spins Ethel Lina White First published in the UK 1936 by Collins Crime Club 190 pages in print This edition Business and Leadership Publishing, oddly With the triumph of near-pioneers, the crowd had swooped down on a beautiful village of … Continue reading
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BBC: The Lady Vanishes Starring: Tuppence Middleton, Tom Hughes, Keeley Hawes. Julian Rhind-Tutt, Selina Cadell Adapted by: Fiona Seres Director: Diarmuid Lawrence 2013 This has been sitting on the digital box at Offences Towers since it was televised back in … Continue reading
Deadline.com last night posted the news that a Director has been chosen for the planned remake of Rebecca by Dreamworks. He is Nikolaj Arcel (nor me), who directed a film called A Royal Affair and co-wrote the screenplay for the … Continue reading