Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin

OK, I think the mildly (?) obsessive side of my personality has kicked in – I’m determined to find that great historical mystery. I’ve decided in my head that On The Wrong Track doesn’t count, as it’s set too recently, but … Continue reading

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On The Wrong Track by Steve Hockensmith

Into the next fifty posts and it’s time for the letter O in the Alphabet of Crime Fiction and to finally meet another of the inspirations for this blog, namely Steve Hockensmith. Hockensmith is the writer of a bunch of … Continue reading

Posted in Alphabet of Crime Fiction, Detectives, Historical Mysteries, Holmes on the Range, Steve Hockensmith | 5 Comments

My 50th Post – What I’ve learned so far…

Never thought this would happen – my blog has reached its fiftieth post and is still going strong. I figured this would be a good time to review what I’ve learned over the course of the last few months.

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Scream 4 by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson – SPOILER FREE REVIEW

!!!ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS!!! You may be thinking two things – i) why is he reviewing a film, given the title of the blog and ii) why is he reviewing a horror film? I’ll concede the first point, but as to … Continue reading

Posted in Film and TV | 4 Comments

The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr

Seems appropriate given the subject matter of my blog that this is the third “Nine” book in a row – that won’t make much sense for non-UK readers, but never mind. Anyway, this one is my entry for the letter … Continue reading

Posted in Alphabet of Crime Fiction, Carter Dickson, John Dickson Carr, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders | 12 Comments

Nine – And Death Makes Ten, aka Murder In The Submarine Zone by Carter Dickson

In recent weeks, I’ve struggled with the books that I’ve chosen. The point of this blog, other than to keep me reading, is to find new writers of great mysteries – not crime books, but mysteries. The recent attempts have … Continue reading

Posted in Carter Dickson, John Dickson Carr, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Sir Henry Merrivale | 13 Comments

The Nine Giants by Edward Marston

Edward Marston is the author of over sixty historical mysteries – The Nine Giants is the fourth of sixteen in the Elizabethan theatre series, featuring stage manager Nicholas Bracewell as the sleuth. This is, I think, the first book by … Continue reading

Posted in Alphabet of Crime Fiction, Edward Marston, Historical Mysteries | 10 Comments