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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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‘The sky was yellow as a duster…’ 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, 1961 224 pages Source: Reviewer’s own In the shady ways of Britain today it is customary to refer to the Metropolis of London as … Continue reading

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‘It’s a great responsibility as you could be messing with readers’ heroes.’ Mike Ripley on reviving Albert Campion

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Yesterday I published a review of the new Albert Campion novel, Mr Campion’s Farewell written by ‘Angel’ creator Mike Ripley and published by Severn House. Mike was kind enough to answer some of the questions that occurred to me as … Continue reading

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