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“Understand this, Miss Frost: I am a detective. Therefore, while I may be accused of incompetence or stupidity, I may not be charged with impertinence. However nonsensical or irrelevant my questions may seem to you, they may be filled with the deepest significance and the most sinister implications. 17 more words


Top Ten Authors I've Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s list is Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From. 441 more words


A Crime Classic a Day (8)

Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, New York, Pocket Books, 1941

The  first ten Nero Wolfe books were published by Farrar & Rinehart, a New York publishing company founded in 1929. 48 more words

Book Covers

I Went Down to the Chelsea Drugstore*

You probably visit them without even thinking about it. Perhaps you have a cold, or need a headache remedy. If you’ve been to see a doctor, you may have a prescription. 1,117 more words

Agatha Christie

Open the Bag

Recently, I watched many of the A&E adaptations of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe novels. One of the main characters—Archie Goodwin, a private investigator played by Timothy Hutton—said a phrase over and over: “Open the bag.” I love that phrase. 464 more words


You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)*

For obvious reasons, police characters play critical roles in crime fiction. Even when the main character is a PI or perhaps amateur sleuth, we see a lot of police presence. 1,106 more words

Agatha Christie