I need a breath of fresh air. Any fans of the 'New Weird' writer China Miéville? I'm two-thirds through Perdido Street Station, wondering whether I want to continue. His imagination can't be faulted, but a lot of it is revolting. One critic said it was the Wizard of Oz written by the Marquis de Sade. … Continue reading Squick
"They yield their full sense only in the light of Babylonian astrology, Talmudic speculation, the liturgy of the Ethiopian Church, the homilies of Clement of Alexandria, the religious essays of Plutarch, and recent studies of Bronze Age archaeology."
A church minister and one of his parishioners have apparently killed themselves in a suicide pact. But does this mystery have sects appeal?
Who shot the harbour-master?
"An enigma" by the author of Trent's Last Case.
The "new" E.C.R. Lorac!
A load of Cobblers.
A brush with the law in post-war London.
“A diamond millionaire in a Monte Carlo hotel. Trite, of course, but the public doesn’t mind that. All the same ingredients. Who have you picked on for the murderer?”
À la vie, Halévy!