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In Your Easter Bonnet With All the Frills Upon It*

Yesterday I made mention of the role that footwear plays in crime fiction. Never one to leave things half-done, I thought it only right to do a ‘head to toe’ job of it and take a look today at the way hats figure into the genre. 1,267 more words

Agatha Christie

History of Mystery by Max Allan Collins

Just like a well designed plate of food enhances the taste of a meal, so too a well designed book cover enhances the reading experience. In the 1700 and 1800s and even into the early 1900s book covers were considered decorations to be viewed. 306 more words


Speciali del Giallo 72

Nuovo grande Speciale del Giallo, il numero 72, in cui Mauro Boncompagni ci guida in tre delitti… in viaggio. Una delle colonne portanti del Giallo Mondadori cura questo Speciale numero 72 dal titolo “ 445 more words

Edgar Wallace

The Adventure of the Seven Black Cats (1934)

Harry Potter, a middle-aged building superintendent living with his portly wife in Manhattan, moonlighting in a Long Island chemical factory, would have gotten away murder, if not for the pesky pet store clerk and her new friend, Ellery Queen.  383 more words

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Here I'm in the Library*

In Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings are discussing the ideal sort of crime. They quickly agree that the crime would be murder, and here’s what Hastings says about the scene of the crime: 1,035 more words

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Invisible Lover (1934)

Not quite Wrightsville, yet, and not quite a radio drama, but getting there.  The Adventure of the Invisible Lover, once again originally appearing in… 363 more words

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The Adventure of the Bearded Lady (1934)

According to Francis Nevins, this is Ellery Queen’s first short story to include a dying clue, that is, a clue left by the victim as immediately before death as possible.  313 more words

Reading Ellery Queen