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How You Gonna See Me Now*

There are several ways in which authors can help readers get to know their sleuths’ personalities. One of them is by manipulating point of view. Some crime novels are narrated by someone who isn’t the sleuth. 1,194 more words

Agatha Christie

Charlotte Prizes

There is a bookstore in Charlotte, NC that I go to whenever I am in town.  It has a decent selection of paperbacks at pretty decent prices.  151 more words


Lazy Day*

There is a stereotype in crime fiction of the relentless sleuth who perseveres, works all hours and so on to solve cases. And of course I’m sure you could name dozens of fictional detectives who fit that description. 1,120 more words

Arthur Conan Doyle

75 in '13: Fer-de-Lance

For the fifty-ninth book in the challenge, I read Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, the first in his Nero Wolfe series.

I didn’t connect with the main characters very well. 330 more words


While the Roadies Rig the Video Surveillance Van*

Detectives know that it’s not enough to just ask questions of witnesses and suspects. After all, people lie, or they don’t remember things accurately, or they find it convenient not to mention certain things. 1,296 more words

Agatha Christie

I've Found a Paradise That's Trouble Proof*

Let’s face it: life gets a bit much sometimes. When that happens, it’s nice to have a sort of retreat – a special place to go to get away from it all. 1,216 more words

Agatha Christie

Discovering New Books: Snow Day Reading

Well, I don’t know about the weather where you live, but in Baltimore, we’ve been having snow days since November (and just had another one yesterday!). 1,428 more words