Tag Archives: Ellery Queen

Reading wrap-up for July 2017

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I’ve had a bit of a rest for a couple of months, during which my blog traffic has gone through the roof, which fact should probably teach me something about leaving well alone, but hasn’t. Here I am back with, … Continue reading

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

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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

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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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‘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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Ellery Queen: The Egyptian Cross Mystery

The Egyptian Cross Mystery Ellery Queen First published in the US, 1932, Stokes This edition: Penguin Books, 1964 267 pages Source: The bookshelf ‘I am the Healer of the Weak. I make ill bodies well and strong. I am he who sails … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Twins: #1958book

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Another great opening sentence to open this month’s Books of the Year, of the Month: The Mystery of the Missing Twins could never have been solved by an ordinary detective. Which 1958 mystery classic opens with this line? Answer at the … 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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Classic crime round-up for October 2012

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October was less crowded with classic crime activity than September, but still presented me with some great reviews and articles to collect together here (and to think when I started this blog I thought classic crime was a neglected area…).

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Detective Stories Chosen by Philip Pullman

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Detective Stories Philip Pullman First published 1998, Kingfisher ISBN: 0753451468 222 pages Score: 3/5 Cover illustration by Mark Edwards Illustrations by Nick Hardcastle This is a 1998 anthology, but only two of the stories were published after my self-imposed end date on 1987 so … Continue reading

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