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She's a Highly Specialized Key Component of Operational Unity*

Secretaries and office assistants are often essential to the success of just about any business. The more competent they are, the better the business runs. If you’ve ever had either a very competent or a very incompetent one, you know what I mean. 987 more words

Agatha Christie

A crime on the rocks

Today’s choice: reading a crime novel in the sun.


Book review: "The Golden Egg" by Donna Leon

Each new Brunetti book is an absorbing read. This one is no exception. Only during the last few pages of “The Golden Egg”, does it become clear what the title means. 545 more words

Book Reviews

How Could You Tell Me That I Was Wrong*

Societal attitudes play a major role in the way we perceive people who are involved in crime. In some cases, people are even held responsible for crimes when really they’re the victims if you think about it. 1,422 more words


We Can Change the World*

Let’s face it; we don’t live in a perfect world. And I’m sure all of us see particular things (e.g. poverty, the state of the environment, bigotry, etc.) that we would especially like to change. 1,356 more words

Agatha Christie

Women of Mystery

All mysteries by women this time.

Small Plates: Short Fiction by Katherine Hall Page. This was an enjoyable set of short stories. Most of them featured her series character Faith Fairchild. 385 more words