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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


This post, 4/6/1950 Nero Wolfe lurches toward the Reichenbach, was shared on one of the Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe Facebook groups today. I really like this kind of post — it’s the kind of thing (at least in the ballpark) I’d like to be doing along with the review-y things, I just can’t find the time to work on them. 11 more words


At the Watering Holes of the Well-to-Do*

Agatha Christie’s Taken at the Flood (AKA There is a Tide…) begins at the Coronation Club during a World War II air raid. Major Porter is reading a newspaper item which he discusses with Hercule Poirot. 1,018 more words

Agatha Christie

Fleming vs. Stout

This post is off-topic and, in a first for this blog, will not offer a comparison between the literary 007 and the corresponding film adaptation. Who knows? 444 more words

Ian Fleming

Way Back Wednesday: Archie Meets Nero Wolfe By Robert Goldsborough

Everyone seems to be doing “special” days – so I thought I would do a “Way Back Wednesday” – books I enjoyed as a youngster and still enjoy today. 180 more words


You Had to Have the Last Word Last Night*

There’s a great deal of sadness in a lot of crime novels, even those that don’t count as ‘bleak’ or noir. And that makes sense, since there’s nothing amusing about murder. 1,582 more words

Agatha Christie

Books and movies - February 2015


  • Miss Pym Disposes – Josephine Tey: I was expecting a murder mystery, but this is a psychological musing, a novel of when-will-someone-murder rather than a murder investigation.
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