Tag Archives: P. D. James

‘…forced to wander through life being referred to vaguely’: #1977books

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Every month on Past Offences a merry band of bloggers read and review the criminous output of a particular year. I call it Crimes of the Century, and this April we were looking at 1977. Fittingly enough, our first entry … Continue reading

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P. D. James: Innocent Blood

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New year, new commitment to finishing my CWA top 100 challenge, and so on to the final P. D. James title on the list, Innocent Blood. I’ve been pretty frank in my opinions about P. D. James in previous reviews … 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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P. D. James: A Taste for Death

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A Taste for Death P. D. James First published in the UK 1986, Faber and Faber This edition Penguin Books in association with Faber, 2005 ISBN: 9780571229604 514 pages Source: British Red Cross, Wymondham The story opens alongside a canal towpath in … 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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Pick of the month: July 2012

This post is related to Kerrie’s meme at Mysteries in Paradise. July was a slow reading month for me. However, it marked the 25% point in my challenge to read the top 100 crime novels according to the CWA’s 1990 list. … Continue reading

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P. D. James: Devices and Desires

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Devices and Desires P. D. James First published in the UK 1989, Faber and Faber This edition 1974, Warner Books ISBN: 0446359750 466 pages Score 4/5 This is a souvenir of my recent trip to San Diego. I’d given up … Continue reading

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