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December 11 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Have His Carcase

In the second Lord Peter/Harriet Vane case, a walking tour of the English coast hardly goes according to plan when Miss Vane, mystery writer and once accused murderess, stumbles across a body on...
December 4 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Strong Poison

London, 1929 Miss Harriet Vane is on trial for murder. It's a most scandalous case. The victim, Philip Boyes, was not only an author who advocated free love and anarchy—he was...
September 18 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Gaudy Night

When Harriet Vane receives an invitation to attend her Oxford Gaudy — a class reunion — she's also given a most unusual request from her old professors. A poison pen is running amok...
May 8 2015

Where Have You Gone, Philo Vance?

In March 1980, Jon L. Breen wrote in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, “The reputation of S.S. Van Dine, creator of Philo Vance and once the most famous American writer of detective stories,...
September 19 2013

Fresh Meat: The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord

The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord is the second book in the Dickens Junction Mystery series featuring bookstore owner and Charles Dickens scholar Simon Alastair and his partner, journalist...
March 11 2013

Re-Investigating Trent’s Last Case by E.C. Bentley

Funny how age changes your view of a book. I’m thinking specifically of Trent’s Last Case, the famous detective novel published in 1913 by E.C. Bentley, and how my view of it has flipped...
April 3 2012

UK Pop Stars Celebrate Poirot-Era Glam and Mystery

Who says modern pop stars don’t appreciate the classics? Singer Leona Lewis celebrated her 27th birthday at a country house outside London with a posh, 1920s-themed murder mystery weekend, and we’re...
October 31 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Halloween Edition

In this special Halloween edition of Pulp in the Wild, we feature John Dickson Carr, aka John Dickson, Carter Dickson, and J.D. Carr. The Corpse in the Waxworks is one of his less-celebrated novels...
July 17 2011

In Praise of The Paperback

I count myself fortunate to hang my hat in a city that’s home to three very large used bookstores. They stock a bunch of other stuff and they actually bill themselves as entertainment exchanges, but...
May 28 2011

Ellery Queen is Alive and Well and Living in Japan

Crime novel critic Kiyoshi Kasai focuses in his books on “orthodox” detective novels, which refer to the Golden Age detective novels in the Christie-Queen-Carr tradition. He identifies...
May 16 2011

Dynamic Duos: Dorothy Sayer’s Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane

This post includes spoilers, but if you haven’t read this classic series yet, what are you waiting for?  I read my first Dorothy Sayers mystery– most of them, in fact–when I was...
May 12 2011

The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie

On December 3, 1926, British mystery author Agatha Christie (1890-1976)  disappeared from her home. Her car was found abandoned several miles away, with some of her clothes and identification scattered...
May 8 2011

Chaotic Steps in Japanese Crime Fiction: A Brief History From the 1920s-1940s

Discussions of Japanese detective fiction, especially those concerning the pre-World War II period, will inevitably mention the name Edogawa Rampo. Essayists will mention how he was the first full-time...