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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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Ed. Martin Edwards: Capital Crimes

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Capital Crimes Ed. Martin Edwards First published in the UK 2014 by the British Library 320 pages ISBN 9780712357494 Source: Publisher review copy ‘London is an inexhaustible place.’ he mused. ‘Its variety is infinite.’ Short-story collections must be tough to put together. … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: The China Governess

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The China Governess Margery Allingham First published in the UK, 1963, Chatto & Windus This edition: Penguin Books ISBN: 9780140166194 267 pages Source: The bookshelf ‘I don’t know why one does go out of one’s way to oblige Money. it’s a funny … Continue reading

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September 2014: Pick of the month

Kerrie hosts a book of the month page at Mysteries in Paradise. I had a respectable month’s reading, which made a nice change – it’s been a busy year so far. Michael Hallowell’s Invizikids (2007) is an oddity – an analysis … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Twins: #1958book

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Another great opening sentence to open this month’s Books of the Year, of the Month: The Mystery of the Missing Twins could never have been solved by an ordinary detective. Which 1958 mystery classic opens with this line? Answer at the … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham’s Hide My Eyes

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Hide My Eyes Margery Allingham First published in the UK by Chatto and Windus, 1958 This edition: Penguin Books, 1961 224 pages Source: My own This month is 1958 month here at Past Offences. I’m hosting a collection of book … Continue reading

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Where’s Papa going with that ax? The #1952book challenge

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This month I’m opening with a quiz question: ‘Where’s Papa going with that ax?’ is the ominous first line of which book from 1952? Answer at the bottom. Thanks to everyone who took part in this month’s challenge. A bumper crop, … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere – June 2014

A super busy month in classic crime fiction last month. So much good stuff that I’ve opted for my favoured ‘unusual suspects’ approach – highlighting posts selected from some non-crime blogs. Science-fiction author Adam Roberts currently blogs at Sibilant Fricative and this … Continue reading

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‘Sweat, petroleum and khaki…’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition The New Windmill Series, Heinemann, 1962 272 pages Source: Reviewer’s own ‘Do you remember those years, Amanda? They seem quite mad at this distance. Dull, … Continue reading

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‘We’re wonderfully highly mechanised at Central Office these days, Campion.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition Penguin Books, 1983 224 pages Source: Reviewer’s own Hitherto she had thought very little about policemen, classing them vaguely as necessities which were on the whole … Continue reading

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