Tag Archives: Mystery

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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“Thirteen at Dinner”

First of all–yes, I borrowed the title from the original American title of Christie’s Lord Edgware Dies. The plot, however, is far more Queenian, as you’ll tell if you read it… I hope you’re all interested; this is one of those … Continue reading

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“The Butler Did It!”

Here’s another story from the archives, this time solved by the nameless policeman narrator, with a cameo by a series sleuth of mine, Geoffrey Lord. I hope you enjoy it.     “The Butler Did It!”   It was just … Continue reading

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