Tag Archives: Bitter Tea and Mystery

‘You waited for anything and everything these days’: #1945book reviews

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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

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‘I’ve been severely touched’ #1915book results

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Every month on Past Offences, we focus on the crime fiction of a particular year. To celebrate the new year this January, I went back 100 years to 1915, honestly expecting rather a thin crop of reviews. To my surprise – and probably … Continue reading

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‘I will see you and kill you to-morrow at daybreak’ #1932book

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Happy Hallowe’en, blog-readers! Les at Classic Mysteries chose 1932 as our focus-year for October, and once again I was inundated with entries. Thanks everybody. (And a special mention for everyone I’ve missed. You’re the best ones.) No children’s classic with … Continue reading

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Where’s Papa going with that ax? The #1952book challenge

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This month I’m opening with a quiz question: ‘Where’s Papa going with that ax?’ is the ominous first line of which book from 1952? Answer at the bottom. Thanks to everyone who took part in this month’s challenge. A bumper crop, … 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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Happiness is a Warm Pulp: Classic crime fiction of 1963

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Last month I decided to see if it might be nice to adopt a year as the theme for this month’s round-up. Turns out 1963 (chosen at random by one of the Minor Offences) was quite an eventful year. In the … Continue reading

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A bumper crop: Classic crime in the blogosphere, August 2013

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Well good grief, I was swamped with classic crime entrants this month. I’m sure I’ve missed some, but I’ve done my best to read them all. Obviously the blogosphere has been awash with tributes to Elmore Leonard, one of the … Continue reading

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