MAY I SUGGEST YOU READ A MURDER MYSTERY?

I have to admit I’ve been stressed for about . . . three and a half years. Bernie Sanders said recently that the current health crisis is “on the scale of major war,” but I’ve felt battle-scarred, mostly by tweet, for some time now. And now, thanks to COVID-19, I’m in exile: our schools have … Continue reading MAY I SUGGEST YOU READ A MURDER MYSTERY?

TAKE THE Q. PATRICK CHALLENGE: The Cases of Lieutenant Timothy Trant

Sometimes our good fortune is a result of mere proximity. I discovered Carr sitting on the bookstore shelves to the left of Christie, and I found Patrick Quentin to the right of Queen. Regarding the latter: at the time, all that was available were the first six Peter Duluth mysteries, published with these nifty Avon covers … Continue reading TAKE THE Q. PATRICK CHALLENGE: The Cases of Lieutenant Timothy Trant

REPRINT OF THE YEAR: The Stuff That (Bad) Dreams Are Made Of

In case you weren’t paying attention last weekend, Kate Jackson of Cross Examining Crime has assembled an illustrious group of bloggers to highlight some of the great vintage mysteries that have been republished in 2018. I jumped at the chance to be included in this because it gave me a chance to spread the most … Continue reading REPRINT OF THE YEAR: The Stuff That (Bad) Dreams Are Made Of