Tag Archives: crime fiction

John and Emery Bonett: Dead Lion

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Dead Lion John and Emery Bonett First published by Michael Joseph in the UK 1949 This edition, Penguin Books 1953 213 pages Source: The bookshelf Cyprian Druse is a literary lion, a celebrated BBC intellectual, and a feared critic who can make and destroy reputations (he … Continue reading

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Israel Zangwill: The Big Bow Mystery

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The Big Bow Mystery Israel Zangwill First published in the UK, 1892 by Henry Source: Project Gutenburg The Big Bow Mystery is generally regarded as the first fully-fledged example of that staple of the mystery genre, the locked-room story. There are numerous … Continue reading

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Arthur J. Rees: The Hand in the Dark

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The Hand in the Dark Arthur J. Rees First published in the UK, 1920, by John Lane, The Bodley Head This edition: Project Gutenburg A third Arthur J. Rees read for me – see The Shrieking Pit and The Moon Rock – I’d … Continue reading

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Richard Harding Davis: In The Fog

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In The Fog Richard Harding Davis First published in the US, 1901, by R. H. Russell Illustrated by Thomas Mitchell Pierce and F. D. Steele Source: Project Gutenburg It is 1897. Four chaps are sitting around the dinner table at The … Continue reading

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#1915book sign-up page

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Welcome to 2015 everyone. For newcomers, Past Offences runs a monthly challenge – every month we pick a year and try to review the crime fiction and films from that year. I thought I’d seize the initiative and pick the … Continue reading

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