I met Martin Edwards at BoucherCon last year, in Toronto, and he convinced me that attending CrimeFest in Bristol this year was The Thing To Do. Mr. Edwards is considered something of an authority on the Golden Age of detective … Continue reading
As I write this, I am looking at the third or fourth solid day of glorious spring weather: blue skies and cool breezes, and bright sunlight streaming over my terrace. Such a day makes it almost a sin to remain … Continue reading
It is now one week to Christmas, and a bit under two weeks to the end of The List. On the 30th, we shall see how our pre-order volume measures up against everyone else’s–I’m expecting a bit of jump in … Continue reading
Next! “Stone Harbor”, a mystery thriller about a sideshow psychic who suddenly finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation.
It’s a little late in coming, but here we have it: “Labour’s Letters Lost”, the third instalment in the ongoing series of Peterkin Investigates IF mysteries. We’re stepping away from murder, this time: the crime here is the theft of … Continue reading
The best way to visualise the scene of the crime is with a floor plan, and a number of old mystery novels included sketches to illustrate the author’s ideas of how the local geography or architecture work. So of course … Continue reading
The first Agatha Christie I ever read was “Murder on the Orient Express”. I may have been too young to properly appreciate it at the time; but I remember that the edition I had included, at the beginning, a dramatis … Continue reading