Tag Archives: Nicholas Blake

‘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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Scapegoats and boars’ heads: #1957book roundup

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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

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‘Boobs, booze, bigotry and bullets’: 1947 book

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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

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Book report for October 2012

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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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Nicholas Blake: The Beast Must Die

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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

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May pick of the month

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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Covering themselves in glory

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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

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