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‘The more I read of the Golden Age’ #1934book results

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Every month on Past Offences, as part of the Crimes of the Century strand, we review books and movies from a particular year. Appropriately for a month which saw the first (hopefully) Bodies from the Library conference, we have been … 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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‘I ‘ave ‘alf a mind to ‘ave ye keelhauled, ye blithering ape!’ #1946book

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  Welcome to the round-up page for this month’s crime-fiction-of-the-year challenge. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and as usual I apologise in advance if I’ve missed your entry. I’m bound to have missed somebody. Last month John at Pretty Sinister Books brought … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Twins: #1958book

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Another great opening sentence to open this month’s Books of the Year, of the Month: The Mystery of the Missing Twins could never have been solved by an ordinary detective. Which 1958 mystery classic opens with this line? Answer at the … Continue reading

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Where’s Papa going with that ax? The #1952book challenge

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This month I’m opening with a quiz question: ‘Where’s Papa going with that ax?’ is the ominous first line of which book from 1952? Answer at the bottom. Thanks to everyone who took part in this month’s challenge. A bumper crop, … Continue reading

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Bodies for Fun with a Pencil: The #1939book crime round-up

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Last month I threw down the gauntlet and asked my contributors to pick a year as a theme for July. Moira from Clothes in Books stepped forward with 1939. It was a stonking (as Moira would say) year for crime: … Continue reading

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