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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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Late last year I read Mary Robert Rinehart’s ‘had I but known’ classic The Circular Staircase. I really took to the narrator, Miss Rachel Innes, who in her old age is ready for adventure. It’s… the story of how a middle-aged spinster … Continue reading →
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Every month on Past Offences, we focus on the crime fiction of a particular year. To celebrate the new year this January, I went back 100 years to 1915, honestly expecting rather a thin crop of reviews. To my surprise – and probably … Continue reading →
Tagged #1915book, 1915, Anna Katherine Green, Bitter Tea and Mystery, Classic Mysteries, Col's Criminal Library, Edgar Wallace, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Isabel Ostrander, John Buchan, Keystone Kops, Louis Tracy, Mary Roberts Rinehart, My Reader's Block, Mysteries in Paradise, Natalie Sumner, Noirish, Peggy Ann's Post, Pretty Sinister Books, Reactions to Reading, Russell Thorndike, Sax Rohmer