PUTTING MORE BRAN(D) IN MY GAD(IET)

Christianna Brand has long been one of my favorite mystery writers. After Christie and Carr, Brand and Ellery Queen were the most formative authors of my lifelong obsession with all things GAD. The truth is, however, that I devoured the ten mystery novels Brand wrote over thirty years ago,  and I never returned. Now that … Continue reading PUTTING MORE BRAN(D) IN MY GAD(IET)

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I SECOND THAT EMOTION: Mysteries That Make You Feel

Dale Carnegie said: “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” Try applying this truism to the classic mystery, and you can perhaps see why some people turn away from the tendency of these stories to shortchange the emotional aspects of murder, while others are … Continue reading I SECOND THAT EMOTION: Mysteries That Make You Feel