Category Archives: Ariana Franklin

Mistress Of The Art Of Death by Ariana Franklin

“The first decent historical mystery of the blog so far.” That was how I described The Death Maze, the second book in the series by the late Ariana Franklin concerning Adelia Aguilar, the first female anatomist. So, in my typical … Continue reading

Posted in 'Nother Chance November, Adelia Aguilar, Ariana Franklin, Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries | 11 Comments

The Mystery of “The House In Goblin Wood”

My regular readers will probably remember that I’ve already reviewed The House at Goblin Wood, the only short story written by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr featuring Sir Henry Merrivale. But I’m asking for a little in solving a … Continue reading

Posted in Ariana Franklin, Carter Dickson, Ellery Queen, General, John Dickson Carr, Short Stories | 17 Comments

Top Five of the First Fifty

Well, well, well. Since starting the blog, I’ve read and reviewed 50 books. I think it’s safe to say that my reader’s block seems to have been overcome. So, without further ado, I think it’s time to look at the … Continue reading

Posted in Ariana Franklin, Carter Dickson, Domingo Villar, Edward Marston, Ellery Queen, General, Hake Talbot, John Dickson Carr, Nev Fountain, Nicholas Blake, Paul Doherty, Peter Lovesey, Simon Brett, Top Fives | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Adelia Aguilar, Ariana Franklin, Historical Mysteries | 15 Comments