Tag Archives: Edmund Crispin

‘A mud fight at a village fair’: #1950book results

Every month on Past Offences we review crime books and films from a chosen year (it’s called Crimes of the Century), and in January we were looking at 1950. Bev led the pack with Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart, … Continue reading

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July 2014’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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July was pretty busy chez Past Offences, so I’m sure I’ve only caught a proportion of the crime fiction book blogging out there. Apologies if I’ve missed you. To the Manor Born is a blog by Lucy R. Fisher who, … Continue reading

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Edmund Crispin: The Case of the Gilded Fly

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The Case of the Gilded Fly Edmund Crispin First published in the UK 1944, Victor Gollancz This edition Vintage, 2009 ISBN: 9780099542131 206 pages Source: City Bookshop The Case of the Gilded Fly is the first mystery novel by Edmund Crispin. … 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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«La juguetería errante: Un misterio para Gervase Fen»

Look what I found browsing YouTube, a neat little trailer for a Spanish translation of Edmund Crispin’s The Moving Toyshop. For Más información, go to: http://impedimenta.es/libros.php/la-jugueteria-errante

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Freeling, Crispin, Allingham and others bought up by PFD

The literary agency PFD has bought rights to many classic crime authors from Chorion. A spokesperson said: “These are focused high-profile estates that might have a brand that is more recognisable to purchasers. Our strategy is to focus on international … Continue reading

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Edmund Crispin: The Moving Toyshop

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The Moving Toyshop Edmund Crispin First published in the UK 1946, Gollancz This edition 1956, Penguin ISBN: N/A 207 pages Score 3/5 This is a nicely lived-in 1958 Penguin edition with a frankly hilarious author photo on the back. The front … Continue reading

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