Tag Archives: My Reader’s Block

‘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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‘The shadow of war’: #1941book results

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The year is 1941, and the shadow of war encroaches on our nation from both sides. Paris has fallen, and in a few short months the Japanese will bomb Pearl Harbor. You wouldn’t know this, however, if you peeked into … 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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‘It was like being at a children’s panto’ #1967book round-up

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Welcome to my monthly crime-fiction-of-a-year round-up. Sorry it’s late, contributors… For March’s challenge, Bernadette of Reactions to Reading chose 1967, picking up an early effort from the great Ruth Rendell’s A New Lease of Death, but regretting it massively: There is no mystery to speak … Continue reading

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‘She murdered minds as well as bodies.’ #1955book round-up

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Thanks very much to everyone who contributed to February’s challenge to read and review crime fiction from the year 1955. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone – this was a bumper crop or blog posts. 1955 seems to have been a varied … Continue reading

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‘I’ve been severely touched’ #1915book results

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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

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‘You’re a big man, but you’re in bad shape.’ #1971book

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If my Mr U. N. Owen-style pre-recorded message goes to plan, this message should be going out at exactly 00.01 UK time. Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 is good to you. I’m kicking off this year with a … Continue reading

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Nautical naughtiness – Classic crime in the blogosphere, January 2014

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Ahoy there! In honour of The False Inspector Dew, my book of the year so far, and a crime novel I whole-heartedly recommend in my soon-to-be-written-up review, I have decided to give this month’s pick of the blogs a nautical … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere, September 2013

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After a manic August for classic crime, September was calmer. However I am now following so many blogs that I’m reading a enormous quantity of qualifying entries. As usual, thanks to all the busy bloggers who keep me so entertained … Continue reading

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Digging a little deeper: June’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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A little late to June’s best of the blogosphere, but it was a good month, especially in terms of highlighting a few more obscure (or at least, rarely blogged) writers. A first mention on here for Ann Cleeves, creator of … Continue reading

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