Tag Archives: Edgar Allen Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (movie)

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue Universal Pictures 1932 Director: Robert Florey Starring: Sidney Fox (as Camille), Bela Lugosi (Dr Mirakle), Leon Ames (Pierre Dupin), Bert Roach (Paul), Charles Gemora (Erik the Gorilla) Over at the #1932book sign-up, John at … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere, July 2013

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I thought this was absolutely fascinating – How to Use Agatha Christie, David Suchet, Conan Doyle and Robert Downey Jr. To Rip Off Readers. The author Bill Peschel has done some sterling detective work unmasking some pretty blatant piracy, including find-and-replacing … Continue reading

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Just the Facts: Julian Symons’ Bloody Murder

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Bloody Murder – From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History Julian Symons First published in the UK Faber and Faber Ltd, 1972 This edition 1975, Penguin ISBN: 0140037942 270 pages I continue my occasional series on non-fiction books … Continue reading

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Murder in the Library

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Earlier in the week I took advantage of being in London for work and visited the British Library’s Murder in the Library, an A-Z of Crime Fiction. This is a lovely little exhibition of crime books and ephemera that takes … 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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Spoiler Alert 2! (Edgar Allen Poe)

I mentioned a while back that a friend of mine at university had a copy of Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination with a give-away image on the cover.  I decided to see if I could dig it … Continue reading

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