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British Library Crime Classics – which is your favourite?

The Puzzle Doctor just commented that Christopher St John Sprigg’s Death of an Airman was his favourite British Library classic crime novel so far, making me wonder which was mine. If you haven’t picked up on them yet, the BL’s series has … Continue reading

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‘Crack out the railway timetables’: #1922book results

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Every month at Past Offences is devoted to a particular year from the history of crime and mystery fiction – it’s called Crimes of the Century. This month Bev from My Reader’s Block nominated 1922, at the dawn of the … Continue reading

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Freeman Wills Crofts: Antidote to Venom

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Antidote to Venom Freeman Wills Crofts First published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton, 1938 This edition, The British Library Publishing Division (2 April 2015) ISBN: 9780712357791 288 pages Source: Publisher review copy – thanks! I haven’t had much luck with … Continue reading

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Masters of the “Humdrum” – an interview with Curtis Evans

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Visitors familiar with my monthly classic crime round-ups will know that I frequently mention Curtis Evans at The Passing Tramp. Curt has a great blog, but his thoughts on Golden Age mystery fiction are also available in print: his Masters of … Continue reading

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Curtis Evans: Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery

Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961 Curtis Evans 9780786470242 McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers The so-called Humdrum writers are a deserving group in their own … Continue reading

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