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Starting Over Again*

When people have been isolated, too sheltered or in some other way kept apart, it can be very hard to adjust to life in ‘the real world.’ Ask anyone who’s spent time in prison and then had to re-adapt to life ‘outside’ (that’s actually a separate topic in and of itself!) Things most of us take for granted, such as making our own decisions and connecting with others can be very much more difficult for those who are just entering (or re-entering) the world. 1,207 more words

Agatha Christie

Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines are a steal

I only occasionally purchase Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines. Not because I don’t want to, mind you, but because I’ve got so much other material to read already (including back issues I still haven’t finished yet.) But, obsessed with reading as I am, when I saw a recent online offer for a dozen double-sized magazines for a measly $16, I couldn’t resist. 87 more words

Writing

And We Had to Go Our Separate Ways*

A lot can happen to a person, even in a short time. So when someone goes away for a while and then reappears, there’s no telling what might have happening during that absence. 1,196 more words

Agatha Christie

Cold Money (1952)

Here comes another hidden treasure mystery. “The Mysterious Black Ledger” was an interesting twist on the trope – criminals searched Ellery, but here we return to Ellery searching for treasure hidden by a recently deceased ne’er-do-well. 87 more words

Reading Ellery Queen

The Origin of Evil (1951)

“It could mean nothing at all. Coincidence, for example, although coincidence and I haven’t been on speaking terms for years.”

Cat of Many Tails took place in New York City, … 768 more words

Reading Ellery Queen

Wanna See My Picture on the Cover*

Several cultures place a premium on fame. Perhaps that’s at least in part because fame is often seen as a mark of individual achievement. Name recognition is often a status symbol, too. 1,194 more words

Agatha Christie

I Ain't Got No Crystal Ball*

If you read a lot of crime fiction, you see certain patterns often enough that you can almost predict what’s going to happen in a given story. 1,294 more words

Agatha Christie