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Review: What W.H. Auden Can Do For You by Alexander McCall Smith

What W. H. Auden Can Do for You by Alexander McCall Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars An engaging...

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Review: The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald

The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald My rating: 3 of 5 stars A quick, enjoyable...

Review: The Return of Mr. Campion (Uncollected Stories)

After Margery Allingham’s death in 1966, Agatha Christie lauded her fellow writer: How sad it is that there are not...

Period Glamour – Hairstyles of the 1930’s

Period Glamour – Hairstyles of the 1930’s

The smooth, flowing lines and glossy finish of Art Deco style turn up everywhere in the Golden Age period –...

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...

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