Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Crack In The Lens by Steve Hockensmith

This week I’m doing two entries for the Alphabet of Crime Fiction. Why? Because the last two books I read qualify and I figure both could do with a wider audience. First there was The Spanish Cape Mystery – part … Continue reading

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The Spanish Cape Mystery by Ellery Queen

The first step on my attempt to read and review the entire Ellery Queen back catalogue, and also provide the letter S in the Alphabet of Crime Fiction – it’s The Spanish Cape Mystery from 1935. It’s the ninth book … Continue reading

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An Ellery Queen Bibliography, or, A Challenge To This Reader

UPDATE: I’ve created a new page to provide quick access to the bibliography. I’ll update the links there and try and remember to do these as well. I’ve posted a number of Ellery Queen reviews now, so I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen

After a few reviews of quite different Ellery Queen novels, The Finishing Stroke, from the end of the first Lee/Dannay collaboration period, The Player On The Other Side from the period when Lee had writer’s block, and There Was An … Continue reading

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The Player On The Other Side by Ellery Queen

A big hello to the new subscribers to my wittering – and a hello to the poor souls who get this appearing regularly on Facebook whether they like it or not! It’s time for the letter Q in the Alphabet … Continue reading

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The Punch and Judy Murders aka The Magic Lantern Murders by Carter Dickson

As the Royal Wedding fades into the distance here in jolly old England, I figured for the letter P in the Alphabet of Crime Fiction, I’d try and find something vaguely wedding related. The best I could come up with … Continue reading

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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Nerd by Nev Fountain

I previewed this a while ago here – also the best place to check out the multitude of Mervyn Stone links – but if you missed it, over the course of April, Nev Fountain, the, ahem, biographer of Mervyn Stone … Continue reading

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