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Well, it seems that I haven’t posted anything here except my own fiction for a while–a sincere thank you to everyone who has looked at it and especially to those who have commented!–but I’ll try to remedy that with this … Continue reading
Of the large number of TV detective shows that longtime friends and collaborators William Link and Richard Levinson created, Ellery Queen (1975-1976) and Columbo (1968-1978; 1989-2003) seem (to me) to be the best. Columbo, of course, is the (far) longer running and the better known–and, … Continue reading
Here we go with some more Ellery Queen–nothing wrong with that, I suppose. Today’s book, Ellery Queen’s The King is Dead (1952), has gotten a largely negative reception from mystery fans, which is (a) too bad, for it’s a fine book, … Continue reading
Finishing Ellery Queen’s The Origin of Evil two days ago and having looked through Francis Nevins’s fascinating if hagiographic overview of the Queen (and Barnaby Ross) books, Royal Bloodline, started me thinking about Queen, recently one of my favorite detective-story writers, and the Queenian worldview. … Continue reading
Random thoughts of Xavier Lechard
Detecting Great Crime Fiction
by Mike Dash
When will we at last renounce the detective novel, the fantasy novel and the entire prolific, varied and ambitious literary genre that is fed by unreality?
Classic detective fiction and impossible crimes
Every Novel, Chronologically.
Spilling ink over the things that strike my fancy.
In defense of blue blood.
Ruth's Old Movie Reviews
Stories of the strange and unusual
Idle thoughts on books and movies. Some new, but mostly old.
Living Better While Spending Less - Secrets of America's Upper Class
Classic Style Without Breaking The Bank
WRITING THROUGH THE SEASONS
...being an exploration of mid-20th Century horror paperbacks and assorted oddities.
Celebrating the golden age of Hollywood
Reviews and ramblings
Still more lazy thoughts from this one...
Reveal the Mystery
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Spoiler Free Reviews of Fair Play Detective Fiction
Enjoying mystery, crime and suspense in all media
An impossible collection
The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*