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Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (Second Period)

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Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (First Period)

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The Moonstone Wilkie Collins First published 1868 in All The Year Round This edition Penguin Classics, 1998 528 pages ISBN: 9780140434088 Source: Past Offences library The Moonstone is one of my favourite books, combining a proper Victorian melodramatic plot with some very funny … Continue reading

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Coming soon to your telly

Leafing through the Sundays at Villa Past Offences, our Devonshire country residence (temporary), I have picked up a number of classic crime TV hints and tips for the autumn and winter. Hover over your video’s record button for the following: If … Continue reading

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Who is the Bestest Ever crime writer? And other questions…

The Crime Writers’ Association is about to celebrate its 60th birthday (it was founded by John Creasey on Bonfire Night 1953). To mark its anniversary, the CWA is going to ask its 600+ members three questions: A) Who is the … Continue reading

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The Woman in White: First Epoch

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The Woman in White Wilkie Collins First published in the UK 1859-60 This edition 2007, Vintage Books ISBN: 9780099511243 609 pages Score 2/5 This was the last of Mrs Offence’s selections. Frankly, The Woman in White is a difficult book to … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: June 2012

June was a very active reading month for me. I enjoyed two new paperback releases for Euro Crime, finished my last birthday gift, and managed some intensive reading on planes to and from San Diego. But yes, I am a … Continue reading

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