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Every month at Past Offences an intrepid band of bloggers proffers their opinions on a particular year on crime fiction. I call it Crimes of the Century. The stakes were high this time. Regular player JJ recently made a case … Continue reading
Tagged Agatha Christie, Anthony Boucher, Brian Flynn, Cameron McCabe, Crimes of the Century, Elspeth Huxley, J. Jefferson Farjeon, John Bude, John Rhode, Margery Allingham, Max Afford, Michael Innes, Patricia Wentworth
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Thanks to everyone who submitted a review for the February 2017 Crimes of the Century challenge to review a book or film from 1943. Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery celebrated five years of blogging this month, and celebrated by sharing … Continue reading
Tagged Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock, Carter Dickson, E. R. Punshon, Elizabeth Daly, Frances and Richard Lockridge, James M Cain, John Rhode, John Stephen Strange, Patricia Wentworth, Raymond Chandler
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Every month at Past Offences we review the crime and mystery oeuvre of a particular year, and in December we were looking at 1960. This month we have a theme tune, Man of Mystery, courtesy of the Shads, to listen … Continue reading
Tagged #1960book, 1960, Alfred Hitchcock, Crimes of the Century, Dolores Hitchens, Donald Hamilton, Doris Miles Disney, Georges Simenon, H. R. F. Keating, John Rhode, Josephine Bell, Leo Bruce, Margaret Millar, Michael Innes, Miles Burton, Ngaio Marsh, Robert Kyle
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Every month here at Past Offences, we review crime books and the occasional movie from 1929. For June we set our sights on 1929… Kate at crossexaminingcrime came up trumps with E. M. Channon’s The Chimney Murder (for which I can’t find … Continue reading
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Cecil John Charles Street, who wrote as Miles Burton and John Rhode, published more than 120 mysteries in his lifetime. My last encounter with his work was A.S.F., a book notable as much for its massively elaborate drug-smuggling tactics as its excellently-named villain, and good … Continue reading
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Every month on Past Offences we play Crimes of the Century, in which a rag-tag band of bloggers choose mystery books or films from a particular year. In April we were reading 1945 – the War didn’t seem to slow … Continue reading
Tagged A Crime is Afoot, Alfred Hitchcock, Arthur Upfield, Bitter Tea and Mystery, Clothes in Books, crossexaminingcrime, Fair Dinkum Crime, Frances Crane, Fritz Lang, George Harmon Coxe, In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel, John Rhode, Jonathan Stagge, Margery Allingham, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Miles Burton, My Reader's Block, Mysteries in Paradise, Ngaio Marsh, Otto Preminger, Patricia Wentworth, Pretty Sinister Books, Shelley Smith, Victor Bridges
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Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. Regular contributor Santosh picked 1947, which proved to be something of a challenge for lots of us – it seems like … Continue reading
Tagged #1947book, 1940s, 1947, Alice Tilton, Allan MacKinnon, Crimes of the Century, Gerald Kersh, Golden Age mystery books, John Rhode, Mickey Spillane, Ngaio Marsh, Nicholas Blake
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A. S. F. The Story of a Great Conspiracy John Rhode First published by Geoffrey Bles, 1924, UK This edition, Geoffrey Bles, 1949 Source: Richard Sylvanus Williams via Abebooks “Wipe out Westwood!” “Westwood Won’t Wash!” One of the most intriguing … Continue reading
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
Posted in Golden Age detection, Witness Statements
Tagged Alfred Walter Stewart, Cecil John Charles Street, Curtis Evans, Freeman Wills Crofts, Golden Age mystery, Humdrum, J. J. Connington, John Rhode, Miles Burton, Passing Tramp