Tag Archives: Carter Dickson

“Was she getting sunbonnets on the brain?” #1943book roundup

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Thanks to everyone who submitted a review for the February 2017 Crimes of the Century challenge to review a book or film from 1943. Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery celebrated five years of blogging this month, and celebrated by sharing … Continue reading

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‘I ‘ave ‘alf a mind to ‘ave ye keelhauled, ye blithering ape!’ #1946book

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  Welcome to the round-up page for this month’s crime-fiction-of-the-year challenge. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and as usual I apologise in advance if I’ve missed your entry. I’m bound to have missed somebody. Last month John at Pretty Sinister Books brought … 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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John Dickson Carr: It Walks by Night

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It Walks by Night John Dickson Carr First published in the UK 1930 This edition Penguin Books, 1966 192 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich ‘You have overlooked a very solid substance which by every law of sanity should be right here … 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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Classic crime round-up for October 2012

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October was less crowded with classic crime activity than September, but still presented me with some great reviews and articles to collect together here (and to think when I started this blog I thought classic crime was a neglected area…).

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Classic crime in the blogosphere, September 2012

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This is my second month of my monthly ‘best of the blogs’ devoted to classic crime, and my task has been complicated by two factors: 1. I forgot to make notes as I went along. 2. The crime ‘zine Crime … Continue reading

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Six months in…

I’ve been blogging for six months as of today, which I have taken as an invitation to write a history of Past Offences so far. My first post was about Brahms and Simon’s comic classic A Bullet in the Ballet, which … Continue reading

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Colonel March on YouTube

Browsing YouTube tonight I’ve made a real discovery. Somebody called TellyComedyAndDrama has uploaded all 26 episodes of the 1950s TV series Colonel March, based on the Carter Dickson character – ‘the leading nosey-body in the world,’ according to his Scotland … Continue reading

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More 70s blurbs

Some more classic blurbs from the hard-working marketing team at Belmont Tower Books, New York, 1974, culled from the back pages of Carter Dickson’s The Bowstring Murders. These are all titles from a single series, with as far as I … Continue reading

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