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Mister Mottley Meets a Mermaid

If you came here from my Facebook post, April Fool! If not, you can read the blurb HERE Thanks for...

Review: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Ask and you shall receive. I’ve heard cat lovers speak of “Cat Central,” a mystical agency that assigns cats to...

I’m Looking For a Few Good Mysteries!

Honestly, I tried. November – February is its own liturgical season at my house: the Unending Feast of St. Cadbury....

Photo by Nina Leen from Cover of "OOB"

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...

The Hook Brings you Back

I was working on a fantastic, thoughtful, philosophical piece on whether genre fiction is formulaic or just taps into a...

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...