Before we settle into Friday Classics featuring the Golden Age of Mystery fiction, it might be a good idea to define the boundaries. The questions of when, where, and what kind of mystery might pop into a reader’s mind. Are they cozies? Are they hard-boiled or over easy? Amateur or detective? British country house or … Continue reading Friday Classics: The Golden Age of Mystery
Well, life threw me a curveball again. One of my beloved brothers passed away unexpectedly and I have been visiting with my mother, keeping her company as she tried to come to terms with the fact that she just outlived one of her children. She has difficulty with her mobility, so we watched a lot … Continue reading Can a Murder Mystery Be Comforting?
In December 1926, Agatha Christie vanished. If, like me, you’re a fan of Agatha Christie, you already know about her disappearance. She left her home in the evening on December 3 and her abandoned car was found off the side of the road the next day. Eleven days later, after massive searches of the area … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Eleven Missing Days and the Loss of Privacy