You'd have to be a Muggins to be surprised.
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.)
Cocaine: would you care to try it?
Enter Sherlock Holmes.
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.
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
The murderer can come and go through the walls; is the devil at work?
A look back at books read in 2021.
Murder in East Africa!