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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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Mary nodded to herself, resisting the impulse to close her eyes, and then jerked erect, scanning the side of the road through the blur of rainswept darkness. That’s when she saw the sign, set beside the driveway which led to … Continue reading
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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
Tagged #1958book, 1950s, 1958, Ed McBain, Ellery Queen, Eve Titus, Graham Greene, John Blackburn, Lawrence Block, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Noirish, Raymond Chandler, Robert Bloch, The Art of Words, Tipping My Fedora, Writing About Books