Tag Archives: Crimes of the Century

‘The biggest group of red herrings’: #1937book roundup

This gallery contains 29 photos.

Every month at Past Offences an intrepid band of bloggers proffers their opinions on a particular year on crime fiction. I call it Crimes of the Century. The stakes were high this time. Regular player JJ recently made a case … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Cameron McCabe: The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Now listen: you must cut out that Estella girl, every scene with her, I can’t have her, the picture’s too long. You must cut it down to seven thousand feet. I’ll send Robertson to help, and between the two of … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

1977 sign-up page

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Every month at Past Offences I host a round-up of book and film reviews relating to a particular year in crime fiction. For April I’ve plumped for 1977. All you have to do is read a book, watch a film, read … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

1937 sign-up page

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Every month at Past Offences I host a round-up of book and film reviews relating to a particular year in crime fiction. For March I have chosen the year 1937, recently identified by JJ at the Invisible Event as the … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 68 Comments

Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Derace Kingsley marched briskly behind about eight hundred dollars’ worth of executive desk and planted his backside in a tall leather chair. He reached himself a panatela out of a copper and mahogany box and trimmed it and lit it … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Robert Bloch: Psycho

This gallery contains 2 photos.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

1943 sign-up page

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. I’ve called it Crimes of the Century. In February I’ve picked 1943, when, as it turns out, you could already … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 67 Comments

‘The 60s didn’t really know what to do with hats’: #1960book round up

This gallery contains 19 photos.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

1959book sign-up

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. I’ve called it Crimes of the Century. Bernadette of Reactions to Reading and Fair Dinkum Crime chose 1959 for January. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | 56 Comments

The ‘salivating male audience’: The #1975book round-up

This gallery contains 15 photos.

Every month on Past Offences, we look at a particular year in crime fiction. For November I picked 1975. John at Noirish opened the month with a TV show (we don’t get enough TV shows on here) Too Many Suspects, starring … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments