MURDER AT DUNGAREES, PART EIGHT: Some Points of Interest

Dramatis Personae The Household Lord Benjamin Petty . . . master of Dungarees Castle Lady Henrietta “Hetty” Petty . . . his wife, a former movie star Worth . . . the butler Mrs. Jolley . . . the cook Peter Moss . . . the gardener Gladys . . . the housemaid The Guests … Continue reading MURDER AT DUNGAREES, PART EIGHT: Some Points of Interest

THE 2020 MYSTERY PROJECT . . . . SORT OF

First of all, I want to apologize! I'm over two weeks overdue with a new installment of "Murder at Dungarees." For the most part, I say that work has been the cause of the delay. The last two weeks have seen us reach the final moments of the craziest spring semester of my teaching career. … Continue reading THE 2020 MYSTERY PROJECT . . . . SORT OF

WHY MINE EYES DIDN’T DAZZLE: Christie’s Sleeping Murder

2020: My pal JJ finishes his first run of reading Agatha Christie. Mazel tov, JJ! Because he tackled the books in order of publication, his last read was Sleeping Murder. His review came out yesterday. 1940: According to biographer Laura Thompson, Christie began a staggering period of production, probably egged on by the bombs of … Continue reading WHY MINE EYES DIDN’T DAZZLE: Christie’s Sleeping Murder