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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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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
Tagged #1941book, 1940s, 1941, Agatha Christie, ahsweetmystery, ahsweetmysteryblog, Christianna Brand, Clothes in Books, Constance Little, crossexaminingcrime, E. R. Punshon, Georgette Heyer, Gwenyth Little, Helen McCloy, Humphrey Bogart, In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel, John Dickson Carr, Mabel Seeley, My Reader's Block, Mysteries in Paradise, Ngaio Marsh, Sue McVeigh
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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
Tagged #1949book, 1940s, 1949, Akira Kurosawa, Anthony Gilbert, Book Them Danno, Brett Halliday, Carol Reed, Delano Ames, Jim Thompson, John and Emery Bonett, Jonathan Stagge, Michael Innes, Miles Burton, My Reader's Block, Mysteries in Paradise, Pretty Sinister Books, Raymond Chandler, The Game's Afoot, Tipping My Fedora, W. R. Burnett
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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
Tagged Carter Brown, Ira Levin, Kenneth Giles, My Reader's Block, Mysteries in Paradise, Ngaio Marsh, Noirish, Ravenscroftcloud, Reactions to Reading, Ruth Rendell, The Art of Words, The Nick Carter and Carter Brown Blog
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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
Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise hosts a quarterly round-up of favourite new authors. I haven’t contributed there for a while, but here goes… Putting aside the many new-to-me authors contained within the pages of Michael Sims’ The Dead Witness (although I’d … Continue reading