I’ve added a new section to my opera blog: a list of great overtures, beautiful arias, thrilling ensembles, and other favourite pieces from opera – four centuries of highlights. Listen to this! – The Opera Scribe Enjoy.
That Was The Year That Was: 2022
Well, ave atque vale, 2022; helloooo, 2023.
The Invisible Host (Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning)
As everyone knows by now, this anticipates Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.
Skin o’ my Tooth (Baroness Orczy)
You'd have to be a Muggins to be surprised.
A Remarkable Case of Burglary (H. R. F. Keating)
Crime in Victorian London.
I have added a new page, listing reviews by authors: https://grandestgame.wordpress.com/reviews-by-author/ You'll find it in the top menu. That should make using this blog easier. (TomCat has the right idea.)
The Sign of Four (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Cocaine: would you care to try it?
A Study in Scarlet (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Enter Sherlock Holmes.
“The Grandest Game in the World”
John Dickson Carr's essay is now up. https://grandestgame.wordpress.com/the-grandest-game-in-the-world/ Thanks to Ronald Smyth for scanning the images.
Stars in my eyes
Over the last week, I’ve started to introduce a new ratings system, as follows: Five starsGreat / amazingFour starsVery good / really liked itThree starsGood / liked itTwo starsOKOne starPoor / didn’t like it This is based on the Goodreads scale, and on Curt Evans’ GADderdämmerung. Traditionally, I’ve given five-star / “A” ratings both to … Continue reading Stars in my eyes