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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
Tagged #1954book, Crimes of the Century, Edgar Box, Eilís Dillon, Erle Stanley Gardner, George Milner, Glyn Daniel, Gore Vidal, John Dickson Carr, Leslie Ford, Michael Underwood, Pamela Branch
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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
Tagged #1933book, 1930s, Agatha Christie, best mystery book of 1933, Crimes of the Century, Dorothy L Sayers, Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ethel Lina White, Georges Simenon, Jean Vigo, Leslie Ford, Margery Allingham, Philip MacDonald, Valentine WIlliams
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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
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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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
Tagged #1936book, 1930s, 1936, Agatha Christie, Arthur Upfield, Dane Coolidge, Erle Stanley Gardner, James M Cain, John Bude, John Dickson Carr, John P. Marquand, Josephine Tey, Mercè Rodoreda, Ngaio Marsh
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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
Tagged 1930s, 1939, Bitter Tea and Mystery, Carter Dickson, Clayton Rawson, Eric Ambler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Noirish, Passing Tramp, Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout