Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Mystery Tour of the USA

Fifty States, fifty books. Sounds reasonably simple, doesn’t it? I was reading my most recent book, A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow, which was set in Alaska when I had this thought. I’ve got near the top of … Continue reading

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A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow

I’ve never heard of Dana Stabenow but she’s got an excellent marketing strategy. Two of her earliest mystery novels, this and Fire and Ice are available on Kindle for a grand sum of absolutely nothing at all. So if you … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Reigate Puzzle

First published 1897, The Reigate Puzzle aka The Problem of the Reigate Squire/ Squires/Puzzle the seventh story in the second collection of short stories, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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Satan’s Fire by Paul Doherty

In 1303 on the shores of the Dead Sea, The Old Man of the Mountain, leader of the Assassins, plots a revenge on Edward I of England. An imprisoned leper knight, captured at the fall of Acre, is released to … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Problem of Thor Bridge

First published 1922 in The Strand Magazine, The Problem of Thor Bridge is the second story in the final collection of short stories, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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Enter Second Murderer by Alanna Knight

Edinburgh in the 1870s, the haunt of Robert Louis Stevenson and the young Conan Doyle. While recovering from a bout of typhus, Detective Inspector Jeremy Faro missed the notorious “Gruesome Convent Murders”, a pair of women from a nearby convent, … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – The Adventure of the Illustrious Client

First published 1924, The Adventure of the Illustrious Client is the sixth story in the final collection of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

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