REFEREEING THE BLOGGERS: “Death at Crane’s Court”

Bear with me, readers! I have to save a friendship! I’ve been blogging for ten months now, and I have enjoyed bobbing up and down at the fringes of a circle of powerful people who write about vintage mysteries. They are a complex and interesting bunch, and I enjoy our interactions, no more so than … Continue reading REFEREEING THE BLOGGERS: “Death at Crane’s Court”

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A PORTRAIT OF “LAURA”

“I shall never forget the weekend Laura died . . . “ Otto Preminger’s Laura was one of the top films of 1944 (the year being celebrated all month over at Rich Westwood’s blog Past Offenses). It centers around a lovely girl named Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) who, at the start, has been horribly murdered … Continue reading A PORTRAIT OF “LAURA”

THE SEVENTH HYPOTHESIS, or Why I’m Taking a Break from Paul Halter

“That’s the problem. No matter how far back I go, I can’t remember a case where we’ve talked so much . . . “ Amen, brother! That’s Inspector Archibald Hurst, the rotund Watson to Paul Halter’s super-sleuth, Dr. Alan Twist, channeling the complaints of this reader in what some fans seem to consider their favorite … Continue reading THE SEVENTH HYPOTHESIS, or Why I’m Taking a Break from Paul Halter