Peril at End House is my latest read Agatha Christie novel. I read The Mystery of the Blue Train earlier this year, but I did not write a review. That is the sort of novel that does not really need to be looked into any further. Christie’s personal troubles during that novel do seem to… Read More Peril at End House
The Carter of La Providence (also known as The Crime at Lock 14 and Le Charretier de la Providence) by Georges Simenon is one of the Inspector Maigret novels. I believe it was the second one. It definitely is the second one I have read and I have mixed feelings about it. It was first published… Read More The Carter of La Providence
First published in May 1939, Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household is another good read that NYRB publishing has returned to bookshelves. I believe this NYRB edition is 2007. It is a slender novel of merely 208 pages, but it contains a very interesting plotline. It is a very masculine read, whatever that may mean. ‘Masculine’… Read More Rogue Male
This year I have mainly read vintage science fiction novels. While that remains my preferred genre, I do like to read just about everything else as well. However, I admit, the other genres usually do not entertain me or engage me as successfully as the science fiction. So, giving space and aliens and the future… Read More Why Shoot a Butler?
I finished Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon (1903 – 1989). This novel is the first of the Inspector Jules Maigret novels and it goes by a variety of titles. It was allegedly written in 1929, serialized in 1930, and then published as a book in 1931. Anything I have skimmed regarding this novel is… Read More Pietr the Latvian
I finished John Dickson Carr’s Castle Skull this evening. It is the second Carr novel that I’ve read and also the second in the series starring Henri Bencolin. It was originally published in 1931; I read the April 1960 Berkley edition with the super-awesome cover artwork. The previous Bencolin novel that I read was a… Read More Castle Skull
The second Nero Wolfe novel was published in 1935. I read the previous Rex Stout effort and so was really excited to get my hands on this book. I ordered it straightaway and read it through. I think I liked it just as well as the previous novel – but this one seems to be… Read More The League of Frightened Men