The Roman Hat Mystery was first published in 1929. It was written by “Ellery Queen,” which in this instance is the collaboration of two cousin-authors: Frederic Danny and Manfred Lee. (Those names are also aliases.) This is the first of the Ellery Queen novels – in this instance referring to one of the major characters… Read More The Roman Hat Mystery
Clouds of Witness is the second Lord Peter Whimsey mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers. It was first published in 1926. It is also the second novel that I have read in the series. Once again, I am pleased by the effort and absolutely love the main character. There is a whole lot that appeals… Read More Clouds of Witness
I read some books. I review some books. But I think this will be among the most difficult of reviews to write. Metropolis – the novel and the movie – is no simple thing to be just dismissed. Also, it is difficult to explain any part of the plot without giving away the whole thing. … Read More Metropolis
Well, the first book to be read and reviewed in 2014 happens to be a Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) novel. Whose Body? was first published in 1923; I read the 1988 New English Library edition, which I picked up used for $1.80. This novel is the first of Sayers’ novels, therefore it is also the… Read More Whose Body?
The Big Four is Agatha Christie’s fifth Hercule Poirot book, fourth novel. I enjoyed it, Poirot was a lot of fun, and it was good to have Hastings back in the story. It was originally published in 1927 and some of the language is not as politically-correct, as we say nowadays, as one would think. … Read More The Big Four
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is Agatha Christie’s fourth Hercule Poirot book, third novel. It was published in 1926 and it is the third Agatha Christie book I have read. It is actually one of Christie’s most well-known books, particularly because of the twist in the method of telling the story – which, if you… Read More The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder on the Links is the second “Poirot” novel by the famous author Agatha Christie. It was first published in 1923. I read the first Poirot mystery last year and I finally acquired and finished this novel. I think that the novels are both good – but this one is somehow more developed. For… Read More The Murder on the Links