Tag Archives: Erle Stanley Gardner

‘Tasteless and immoral’: the #1954book results

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Every month on Past Offences we review the crime fiction of a particular year. This month regular player Kate from the excellent crossexaminingcrime chose 1954. New player Jason Half opened fishily with George Milner’s Shark Among Herrings, expressing my own feelings about … 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 Case of the New Edition

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For US readers… Ankerwycke, the trade-publishing imprint of the American Bar Association,  is celebrating one of its more famous fictional sons by reissuing Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason books. Five of Mason’s celebrated Cases – Velvet Claws, Sulky Girl, Lucky Legs, Howling … Continue reading

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Missed-eries

Kaggsy’s confession that she had never read Patricia Highsmith made me think about some of the classic crime writers that I still haven’t got around to. Here is a rundown of my top five to-be-read authors. Regency Ducked Georgette Heyer’s period … Continue reading

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From ‘The shadowed streets of ancient Peking’ to the Mexican border #1936book

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Thanks to everyone who submitted a review for the April 2015 challenge to review a book or film from 1936. Lucy at The Art of Words chose 1936 and reviewed Thankyou Mr Moto by John P. Marquand, which introduces this month’s front-cover … Continue reading

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Bodies for Fun with a Pencil: The #1939book crime round-up

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Last month I threw down the gauntlet and asked my contributors to pick a year as a theme for July. Moira from Clothes in Books stepped forward with 1939. It was a stonking (as Moira would say) year for crime: … Continue reading

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