Tag Archives: Dorothy L Sayers

‘A full account of how to make a jam omelette’: The #1930book round-up

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Every month here at Past Offences, I round up crime and mystery fiction reviews focusing on a particular year. It’s called Crimes of the Century. In September we were looking at 1930, which proved to be a stonking year in … Continue reading

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Dorothy L. Sayers: Gaudy Night

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There is no chance assembly of people who cannot make lively conversation about drains.

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‘Tinned porridge, useless nerve cures, non-alcoholic beverages’: #1933book results

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Every month at Past Offences we review crime books and films from a chosen year. Jose Ignacio picked 1933 – peak Golden Age – for February. Bev started us off with Valentine Williams’ The Clock Ticks On, with a nice … Continue reading

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‘The more I read of the Golden Age’ #1934book results

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Every month on Past Offences, as part of the Crimes of the Century strand, we review books and movies from a particular year. Appropriately for a month which saw the first (hopefully) Bodies from the Library conference, we have been … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Dorothy

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If you’re near Witham in Essex this weekend, you can take part in the Dorothy L. Sayers Society’s Hurrah for Dorothy weekend. You can read all about it here in the Braintree & Witham Times, but  I just liked the statue … 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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Classic crime in the blogosphere, October 2013

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October was another bumper month for classic crime reviews. I’ve listed everything I noted down, and here are some first-time offenders I thought worth highlighting: quiteirregular hosted an entertaining guest blog by lawyer, sailor and writer A. J. Hall, who looked … 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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Who is the Bestest Ever crime writer? And other questions…

The Crime Writers’ Association is about to celebrate its 60th birthday (it was founded by John Creasey on Bonfire Night 1953). To mark its anniversary, the CWA is going to ask its 600+ members three questions: A) Who is the … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere March 2013 – Women’s Mystery Month

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So, I keep seeing passing references to it being Women’s Mystery Month. I don’t know who has decreed this, or who organised it, or whether we should all get some time off from work, but I have decided to mark … Continue reading

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