Category Archives: General

Another Murder On The Orient Express

News has reached the ears of Puzzle Doctor (via the mainstream media, not due to any particular contacts) that there’s an Agatha Christie movie in the works, with Kenneth Branagh attached to direct. And that film is… well, the title … Continue reading

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The “Bodies From The Library” Conference

And so the day finally arrived – the Bodies From The Library Conference at the British Library, a conference focusing of Golden Age detective fiction. You can probably tell from the fact that over two-thirds of recent reviews on the … Continue reading

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A Few Thought On Spoilers – Part Two – What Can Be Said

Last time, I intended to write about spoilers in general, in particular what I consider spoilers to be and hence what I try to avoid writing or reading about. And yes, please feel free to browse my back catalogue to … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts On Spoilers – Part One – A Great Twist

A digression, inspired by a recent comment exchange, over the nature of spoilers. I’ve always made a point of making this a spoiler-free blog. I’d like to think that you can read my reviews and go away knowing whether or … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is A Golden Age Mystery? Part Two – A Call For Help

So, following on from my recent post concerning Ronald Knox’s Decalogue – ten rules for detective stories that, it seems, most people took as a joke, whether it was intended to be or not – I thought it was time … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is A Golden Age Mystery? Part One – Ronald Knox

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m looking more carefully than usual at the Golden Age of Detective Fiction at the moment, mostly so that I don’t look like an ill-informed twerp at The Bodies From The Library meeting … Continue reading

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499 Reviews And Counting…

Blimey. 499 reviews so far. Book reviews that is. There have been a few film reviews, more than a few television reviews, some short stories and a fair amount of general old waffle – 672 posts in total, so 173 … Continue reading

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