WHO’S ON FIRST? A Man, a Mug, and a Da Vinci, That’s Who!

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All this month, the Tuesday Night Bloggers are talking about "firsts," famous and otherwise. After writing about the first detectives in literature and the first Christie, it suddenly occurred to me that, if you're going to take a purely historical approach to a theme, you had better know a damn sight more about mystery history than … Continue reading WHO’S ON FIRST? A Man, a Mug, and a Da Vinci, That’s Who!

COMING HOME: Two Examples From Agatha Christie’s Post-War England

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Critics of classic mysteries complain that these tales lack any grounding in reality. People die horrible deaths - sometimes a great many people during the same country weekend - but nobody seems particularly put out, unless you count the irritation one feels about having to put off one’s golf game in order to be interrogated … Continue reading COMING HOME: Two Examples From Agatha Christie’s Post-War England

ELEGY FOR BEAU

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“Someone who holds you too close/Someone who hurts you too deep/Someone who sits in your chair and ruins your sleep/And makes you aware of being alive . . . “ Animal lovers are unabashedly unapologetic about it. Too bad for you if you don't get it, we say. People measure their lives in significant chunks. … Continue reading ELEGY FOR BEAU