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There are many ways to get your GAD on! Sure, the purest the literary route, whereby you assemble your own TBR pile (that’s “To Be Read” for those of you who . 2,746 more words


Over at the Counter, Helping All the Shoppers*

As this is posted, it’s 116 years since James Cash (J.C.) Penney opened his first department store. Since that time, department stores have become an integral part of our buying culture. 1,193 more words


Ellery Queen: Face to Face (1967)

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Gloria Guildenstern, the famous 1930s singer who performed as “Glory Guild,” has been shot to death in her New York apartment. 340 more words

Let's Go Into Business Together*

Do you know who Paul Allen is? No? Well, perhaps you’ve heard of his business partner, Bill Gates. Yes, the Bill Gates. As this is posted, it’s 43 years since the founding of their joint venture, Microsoft. 1,152 more words


CATS WITH MANY TALES: The Misadventures of Ellery Queen

In their introduction to The Misadventures of Ellery Queen, their new collection of “pastiches, parodies and potpourri” featuring America’s favorite classic sleuth, co-editors Josh Pachter and Dale C. 3,209 more words


"The Misadventures of Ellery Queen" (by Josh Pachter and Dale C. Andrews)

In the mid twentieth century, critic and writer Anthony Boucher said (in the New York Times): “Ellery Queen is the American detective story.” But despite the enormous popularity of the Ellery Queen novels, stories, radio plays, TV shows, and movies during the lifetime of the two authors who collaborated under the Ellery Queen byline—and despite the enormous influence they had on subsequent writers—most of the Queen novels went out of print by the last decade of the twentieth century, with the result that many younger readers no longer know who Ellery Queen was. 1,806 more words


Okay, kids, I want you to gather around your Uncle Brad – we’re going to play some games. No, Nero, you don’t need your phone for this. 1,952 more words