Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book of the Month – January 2013

Ah, the Puzzly. Could it really have been a whole year since it started? Actually no, I did the first two months of last year in hindsight, but it has been a good way of summarising the stuff that I’ve … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Father Brown Episodes 8 to 10

Believe it or not, I’ve been so busy actually reading those book things that I’d almost forgotten to post my opinions of the last three episodes of the BBC’s latest adaptation of Father Brown, starring Mark Williams. The opening episode … Continue reading

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Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie

Next in “Original Sins” – an exploration of murder mysteries set in the Ancient World – we come to the original “Original Sin”. Written in 1945, and set in 2000 BC, Egypt, Death Comes As The End is Dame Agatha … Continue reading

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The Revenge of “The House In Goblin Wood”

Yes, it’s back. The strange case of Carter Dickson’s fantastic short story The House In Goblin Wood. Or, more accurately, the fact that I seem to get periodic spikes of interest in that post. Below is a graph of the … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Room by Kate Ellis

When two workers are busy converting Chadleigh Hall, a old girls’ school, into a luxury hotel, they break into a sealed room, only to reveal a skeleton. DI Wesley Peterson and his team investigate, their interest heightened when they discover … Continue reading

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Now You See Me by S J Bolton aka Sharon Bolton

London, present day. DC Lacey Flint has an obsession with the long-unsolved mystery of Jack the Ripper, but has yet to be involved in a murder case. But when a dying woman accosts her in the street, she is engulfed … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Father Brown Episodes 5 to 7

And so the journey through the BBC’s new “adaptation” of some of the Father Brown stories continues – see here and here for previous instalments. We’re running out now of the episode’s based on actual short stories – we have … Continue reading

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