Book Reviews

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Hercule Poirot’s Tisanes

Along with Sirop de Cassis, cocoa at breakfast, and other drinks considered by Hastings to be “noxious”, Hercule Poirot is...

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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...

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,”...