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Five and twenty ponies, trotting through the dark,
Brandy for the parson, baccy for the clerk,

Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,
Watch the wall, my darling, while the gentlemen go by. 
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Hey, What's That Sound?*

Sound plays a very important role in most people’s perceptions and memories. I’ll bet, for instance, that when you hear certain songs, you’re reminded of a date or other event, a time in your life, or perhaps a person. 1,209 more words

Agatha Christie

The Law Won*

Not all fictional coppers play ‘starring roles’ in their series. But they can still add character depth, a police perspective and sometimes tension to a plot Here’s a salute to them, with some help from Sonny Curtis’  141 more words

Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Dauphin's Doll (1948)

Imagine Christmas night of 1943: it has been a busy day with family and friends, you are tired. You are also anxious about the war raging Europe and the Pacific. 321 more words

Reading Ellery Queen

Ten Days' Wonder (1948)

His prey was man, and he prowled around the bottom lands of iniquity with an enchanted weapon, swelling in fame with each bloody chase. Never had evildoers seemed fiercer, or more cunning, or more willing for the bag.

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I May Be Crazy*

Most of us would like to think we can trust our own thinking. No-one’s perfect of course, but we like to think we can make sense of what we see and hear and so on. 1,302 more words

Agatha Christie

Cult TV Essentials: The Adventures of Ellery Queen

The Adventures of Ellery Queen is the title of a radio series and four separate television series made from the 1950s through the 1970s. They were based on the fictional character and pseudonymous writer Ellery Queen. 223 more words