Tag Archives: Margery Allingham

‘You waited for anything and everything these days’: #1945book reviews

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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

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Margery Allingham: Coroner’s Pidgin

‘I’m catching my train in fifty minutes and a thousand corpses all in coronets won’t stop me. You – er – you only have the one at the moment, I take it?’ ‘Yus, only the one,’ Lugg agreed absently, adding … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: The Allingham Case-book

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So I was all set to submit this for the #1947book challenge, when I noticed that rather than Mr Campion’s Casebook (1947), I had been reading The Allingham Case-book (1969). Still, that’s no bad thing if you like her short stories. … 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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Ed. Martin Edwards: Serpents in Eden

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This new volume of shorts from the British Library celebrates the rural mystery with stories written over a 50-year period by authors as diverse as Arthur Conan Dole, Ethel Lina White, G. K. Chesterton, Margery Allingham, Gladys Mitchell, and Leo Bruce. … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: Sweet Danger

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That was the beauty of Campion; one never knew where he was going to turn up next – at the Third Levée or swinging from a chandelier.

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Hallowe’en Party: #1969book results

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MWAH HA HA HA HAAAA! Vell-come to October’s Crimes of the Century, vhich this month saw the gang reviewing books from 1969. So put down your pumpkins and read all about the crime fiction that rounded out the 60s. Santosh read … Continue reading

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Philip Youngman Carter: Tales on the Off-Beat

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‘Pip’ Youngman Carter was the husband of Past Offences favourite Margery Allingham. He was a creative talent in his own right: book designer, journalist, and author (for more on PYC, see Barry Pike’s excellent essay at the Margery Allingham Society website). … 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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Margery Allingham and Philip Youngman Carter: Cargo of Eagles

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Cargo of Eagles Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1968 by Chatto & Windus This edition Vintage, 2008 ISBN: 9780099513285 223 pages Source: A Christmas present from Sarah, thanks Sarah! Cargo of Eagles was, sadly, Margery Allingham’s final book. After her death, her husband … Continue reading

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