Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Some 1941 Titles (for Past Offences)

The latest monthly challenge over at Past Offences is to read a book in December, published in 1941. Here are some British/European crime titles to choose from, first published in English in 1941, pulled from my database:
Margery Allingham - Traitor's Purse (apa The Sabotage Murder Mystery)
Dorothy Bowers - Fear and Miss Betony
Christianna Brand - Heads You Lose
Joanna Cannan - Death at the Dog
Agatha Christie - Evil Under the Sun
Agatha Christie - N or M?
Manning Coles - They Tell No Tales
Patrick Hamilton - Hangover Square
Georgette Heyer - Envious Casca (apa A Christmas Party)
Ngaio Marsh - Death and the Dancing Footman
Ngaio Marsh - Death of a Peer, published in 1940 in the US, but published as Surfeit of Lampreys in 1941 in the UK (I believe).
Georges Simenon - Black Rain
Georges Simenon - Justice
Georges Simenon - The Outlaw
Georges Simenon - Strange Inheritance
Georges Simenon - The Country Doctor
Beryl Symons - Magnet for Murder
Patricia Wentworth - Danger Point (apa In the Balance)
Patricia Wentworth - Unlawful Occasions (apa Weekend with Death)


noirencyclopedia said...

Wikipedia gives the pub date for Wentworth's Danger Point/In the Balance as 1942. Well, that's Wikipedia. But I've just checked inside my own copy of the novel and it says it was first done by Hodder & Stoughton in London in 1942. Was there an earlier edition somewhere?

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

I think the US version, In the Balance, came out in 1941 eg http://www.abebooks.co.uk/Balance-Patricia-Wentworth-Lippincott-Company/15667351653/bd