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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
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
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
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
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
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
Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.
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
Just another WordPress.com weblog
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*