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Notes for the Curious (Part 2)

A more appropriately Carrian title, no? 🙂 First things first: I’ve been investigating whether or not Lady Pamela Hoyt was a real person and have found that, to the knowledge of every historian I know (not many), a history-connected forum, … Continue reading

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Brief Interrupting Mystery

I know I promised to do Part 2 of “Notes for the Curious” yesterday; I apologize that I didn’t follow through with it. (I actually got very sick on Thursday and am still recovering now.) Still, my apologies, and I … Continue reading

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Notes for the Curious

Crime and the occult! These were the only hobbies for a man of taste! I just had to start with that. This may seem a strange topic for a post, I know, but John Dickson Carr’s epigraphs and sources have … Continue reading

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Review: Nine Man’s Murder

Regular readers of this blog (and thank you immeasurably for that!) know that I don’t usually do reviews. That’s mostly because I simply don’t have the patience for them (oh, how my mind wanders!), which is why my hat is … Continue reading

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Open Question

I do intend soon to post something that’s more than filler, folks, but until then… What books do you know that are comparable to Christie’s And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians)? On the IMDb v2.0 boards, one poster … Continue reading

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“The Time Has Come…

…,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings.”   Well, the time has come for the solution to “Death in the Sun,” too–so here goes…       … Continue reading

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New Carrian Author?

I’ll try to post the solution to “Death in the Sun” soon, but until then… Has anyone seen this piece of Jon L. Breen’s in the Weekly Standard? Fascinating stuff. http://www.weeklystandard.com/room-for-murder/article/2002994

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“For Every Evil Under the Sun…”

“Death in the Sun” a Geoffrey Lord tale The heat was oppressive that afternoon, cooking the sand and brazening the outstretched, squirming bodies such that they resembled brass sardines. One of the sardines, however, was outstretched but not squirming; the … Continue reading

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Updates

I’m still wondering if anyone is interested in expressing his or her thoughts about the last two posts–mostly because I’ve been musing over them for the last few days! I intend to post a Geoffrey Lord impossible crime/ “no footprints” … Continue reading

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Is ‘Lord Edgware Dies’ Fair Play?

Originally posted on Golden Age of Detective Fiction Forum:
I’ve recently reread Christie’s “Lord Edgware Dies” (aka “Thirteen at Dinner”) and was again troubled by the question of whether one of the key moments of misdirection is fair. Hastings has…

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