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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

Books and Movies - April and May 2015


  • Trouble in Triplicate (“Before I Die”, “Help Wanted, Male”, and “Instead of Evidence”) – Rex Stout: More Nero Wolfe (but mostly, more Archie Goodwin). Very enjoyable, although they don’t stand out particularly in my memory.
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Why Can't I Read?

So I love reading. When I was a kid in post-Soviet Russia, I wasn’t interested in TV, I would just pull books off the shelves (our… 327 more words

The Last Drive

I received a pre-release e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date May 26, 2015) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.). 164 more words



He went on, in the drawling murmur that he habitually used when giving me a set-up.  I was yawning, but I got it down.  Some of it sounded like he was having hallucinations or else trying to make me think he knew things I didn’t know. 10 more words


Favorite Authors - Rex Stout

I remember being an avid fan of Rex Stout in the 60’s and 70’s and reading all of his wonderful Nero Wolf mystery novels.  Nero Wolf was a very different kind of main character.   180 more words

You Ought to be in Pictures*

It’s not surprising that a lot of crime fiction fans also watch film and TV adaptations of series and novels they like. Film allows for all sorts of visual impact that’s harder to communicate in print. 1,474 more words

Agatha Christie