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“…he would tell a story of mediaeval sorcery and, at the end, abruptly explain all the puzzles in the fashion of a detective story.” “This case he was going to talk about was rather special and sensational. … Crime and the … Continue reading
…,” 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
“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
OK, folks, I’m in a bit of a quandary: I have a new Geoffrey Lord story, and I think it’s fairly decent, but it’s longer than any of the others I’ve posted, and I’m not sure if you’d all be … Continue reading
Yes, indeed, my first sequel, this to “Color Scheme”… “The Unhinged Man” “A puzzle for you, Mr. Lord,” said Alice Little, the famed poetess. The Puzzlers, that select and secretive organization, was having its monthly meeting. Geoffrey Lord, the … Continue reading
I’m not yet ready to post the story to which I referred before, but in the meantime… “Color Scheme” When Mr. Geoffrey Lord, of West 87th Street, New York City, was first asked to join one of the most illustrious … Continue reading
OK, folks, I’m revealing the solution to “Ruby Red.” (I would have revealed it before, as promised, but Inurhadi correctly found one of the three major clues.) … Continue reading
“Ruby Red” “Damn all dying clues!” (This from a policeman, viz. Lt. Christopher McKee of the NYPD, whose job it is to investigate said clues, or any clues.) “That’s one way to put it,” murmured Mr. Geoffrey Lord softly. “What’s … Continue reading
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