Classic Mysteries

Five Star Review: Teetotaled

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” –P.G. Wodehouse Maia Chance and...

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Review: Out of the Blackout by Robert Barnard

Growing up in my house was a constant refrain of “Tomayto, Tomahto.” Dad liked red wine and oysters. Mom was...

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Review: Death of a Ghost

Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This golden-age classic is the literary equivalent...

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Review: The Haunted Season

The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was my first introduction to Max Tudor...

Here’s the thing about Indie Publishing…

Here’s the thing about Indie Publishing…

I’ve learned a lot about this game in the last year (and have a lot more to learn). The biggest...

Book Review-Black Plumes by Margery Allingham

I began this book eagerly anticipating the arrival of the beloved sleuth, Mr. Campion. However, Miss Allingham weaves her tale...

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,”...

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...