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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
Tagged #1959book, 1959, Agatha Christie, Carter Brown, Gladys Mitchell, Jim Thompson, John Creasey, Leo Bruce, Miles Burton, Nicholas Blake, Richard Condon, Robert Bloch
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Welcome everybody to this month’s Crimes of the Century, looking at 1957. Loads of movies this month! New player, B Noir Detour reviewed Crime of Passion, finding it of merely historical interest: 1957 is quite late in the classic noir cycle, … Continue reading
Tagged #1957book, 1957, Agatha Christie, ahsweetmysteryblog, Billy Wilder, Crimes of the Century, Daphne du Maurier, Helen McCloy, John Gil Brewer, Margaret Millar, Nicholas Blake, Rex Stout
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Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. Regular contributor Santosh picked 1947, which proved to be something of a challenge for lots of us – it seems like … Continue reading
Tagged #1947book, 1940s, 1947, Alice Tilton, Allan MacKinnon, Crimes of the Century, Gerald Kersh, Golden Age mystery books, John Rhode, Mickey Spillane, Ngaio Marsh, Nicholas Blake
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This post is related to Kerrie’s meme at Mysteries in Paradise. I read: Dorothy L. Sayers: The Nine Tailors Dashiell Hammett: The Glass Key Phil Rickman: The Heresy of Dr Dee Alan Hunter: Gently with the Ladies Nicholas Blake: The Beast … Continue reading
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The Beast Must Die Nicholas Blake First published in the UK 1938 This edition John Lehmann Ltd, 1949 ISBN: N/A 208 pages Score 4/5 I got this lovely edition of The Beast Must Die at the Dormouse Bookshop on Elm … Continue reading
After a quiet April, May was a busier reviewing month for me. I tackled my small pile of books for Euro Crime and continued to read my way through my wife’s birthday gifts chosen from the CWA Top 100. I … Continue reading
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There are so many new editions of classic crime titles with horrible covers (and I don’t mean badly designed, I mean undesigned), that I thought it was worth celebrating some great work from Vintage Books. They are the first four … Continue reading