Tag Archives: Miles Burton

‘The admiration that existed for all things American’: 1959 books

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Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. I’ve called it Crimes of the Century. Regular player Bernadette of Reactions to Reading chose us 1959 for January. Here’s … Continue reading

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‘The 60s didn’t really know what to do with hats’: #1960book round up

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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

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Miles Burton: The Secret of High Eldersham

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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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‘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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Badass biddies, screaming mimis and, erm, a fur turban: #1949 book

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As part of the Crimes of the Century strand here on Past Offences, every month we review crimes books and films first published in a particular year. In May, we focused on 1949, selected by regular contributor John from the … Continue reading

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Curtis Evans: Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery

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

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