About me – have read detective fiction since very young, starting with the Hardy Boys and progressing to the proper stuff. Most important for me is the proper mystery – books about crime in general don’t interest me, there’s got to be a puzzle to work out. At the time of writing, my default choice of book is the historical mystery, but I do not intend to limit myself to any particular sub-genre.
Always liked logical puzzles in any shape or form, hence my membership of (and twice captaining) the UK team at the World Puzzle Championship three times so far. Feel free to check out the UKPA website.
I have a mathematical brain, having a couple of degrees in the subject and now spend my non-reading or puzzling time imparting the subject to a captive audience at school.
I am currently building up a bibliography of reviews of both Ellery Queen and Paul Doherty although I intend to continue to include other works as well.
I do hope you enjoy my somewhat random thoughts.
If you want to contact me directly – for general queries or review requests – then my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My review policy is simple – if I am sent a copy of a book to review, electronic or physical, then I will only write a review if I have positive things to say about it. If not, then I simply won’t post a review, but will email you with my reasons. This has only happened on a couple of occasions, usually because I wasn’t the target audience. If I bought the book, even for a pittance, then I’ll review it regardless of what I thought of it. I think that’s fair.
I’d appreciate it if any significant part of the blog was regurgitated anywhere, then do credit me on it – please don’t take the blame for my thoughts. The one exception is blurb writers – feel free to spread my thoughts all over your book covers or websites!