Daphne Du Maurier fans (or Poldark fans) should be on the look out for the forthcoming adaptation of historical mystery-romance My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. The book, which concerns a Cornish nobleman falling for his beautiful … Continue reading →
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Welcome everybody to this month’s Crimes of the Century, looking at 1957. Loads of movies this month! New player, B Noir Detour reviewed Crime of Passion, finding it of merely historical interest: 1957 is quite late in the classic noir cycle, … Continue reading →
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If my Mr U. N. Owen-style pre-recorded message goes to plan, this message should be going out at exactly 00.01 UK time. Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 is good to you. I’m kicking off this year with a … Continue reading →
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Following on from my post last year about Ruth Rendell’s house-sale, here is some more property news of interest to crime fans. Jamaica Inn, owned (at different times) by Daphne du Maurier and Alistair MacLean, is now on sale with … Continue reading →
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News reaches me from the Guardian that Jessica Brown Findlay, who starred in something Mrs Offences watches (not the midwives: the butler one), has been cast as Mary Yellan in the BBC’s new Jamaica Inn. News of this also appeared … Continue reading →
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There was some controversy earlier in the year when it was announced that the BBC was planning to shoot its remake of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn in Northern Ireland rather than the more obvious (but presumably more expensive) Cornwall. Now … 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 →
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February was a slow month for reading, and even slower for reviewing. I only managed four books, and only one from my CWA list, further endangering my plan to finish it this year. As I’ve spent much of the month … Continue reading →
The Telegraph says the forthcoming BBC adaptation of Jamaica Inn will be filmed in Northern Ireland, rather than Bodmin Moor. A spokeswoman for the BBC said: BBC Northern Ireland Drama have been developing Jamaica Inn with Origin Pictures for over … Continue reading →
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Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier First published in the UK 1936, Victor Gollancz Ltd This edition: Virago Modern Classics, 2003 ISBN: 9781844080397 302 pages Score 4/5 ‘Respectable folk don’t go to Jamaica any more. That’s all I know. In the old … Continue reading →