Posts by Ellen Seltz

The Deadly Sins of Mystery Authors

The Golden Age writers toyed with various sets of rules of “fair play.” The oath of the famous “Detection Club,”...

The Savage Automatic Pistol – Model 1917

I must confess, until I began researching vintage firearms in earnest, I had little knowledge of the murder weapons in...

What’s so Awesome about Classic Mysteries?

  Cozy. Edgy. True-Crime. Procedurals. Hard-boiled. The mystery genre keeps changing and diversifying over time, but what is it about...