Tag Archives: Mystery

Help Request

At the risk of returning just to ask for what the title says—some help—I’ve been trying to figure this out for a while, to no avail. I wonder if anyone in the mystery-loving blogosphere may be able to help! 🙂 … Continue reading

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L’incertitude haltérophile

Having cluttered everyone else’s blog with my opinions on Paul Halter (sorry, folks!), I thought it would be best if I assembled some of my general thoughts here—this post is coming right after my having finished two Halters, The Lord … Continue reading

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The Verdict of You All…

This is a question I’ve mused over for a while, but it’s one of those times in which it may well be more difficult to formulate question rather than answer! (Socrates would be proud.) Simply put, it would be “who … Continue reading

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Helen McCloy

At the risk of making a somewhat unceremonious return… 😉 I recently finished Helen McCloy’s The Slayer and the Slain and was inspired, I suppose (it’s really a marvellous book), to write the following. I posted it elsewhere, but I’ll … 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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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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An Undignified Melodrama for My Bone of Contention

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

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Desert [Not “Dessert”!] Island Books

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

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And Now for the Sequel…

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

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