Tag Archives: English mystery

Poirot’s Christmas

Ahhhh, an English locked room mystery set at Christmastime! What could be a better diversion on a cold winters night with snow falling outside? I had heard that this DVD was a perfectly faithful adaptation of a beloved Agatha Christie … Continue reading

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Deborah Grabien’s Haunted Ballads series

Come in. . . .I’ll turn down the sound system slightly. Yes, that’s ‘Matty Groves’. No, not the one off the classic Fairport Convention album, Liege And Lief, from ’69, but rather one from a Dutch concert they did in ’75. … Continue reading

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The Weaver and The Factory Maid (first chapter)

Unite and unite and let us all unite For summer is a-coming today. (from “Padstow Mayday”) On a bright Saturday afternoon in Cornwall, the Padstow Mayday Celebration was in full swing. The musical part of the annual festivities had begun … Continue reading

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Doctor Who’s The Unicorn and The Wasp episode

If you haven’t seen this episode, go away now. Really. Truly. Everything that follows is spoilers in the extreme. One of my favourite episodes of the newer episodes of this series was a country house mystery featuring a number of … Continue reading

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Christopher Fowler’s Full Dark House

Christopher Fowler’s Full Dark House is the best mystery set during the London Blitz of the early 1940s that I’ve ever read, bar none. It is also the best mystery set within the very peculiar world of the theater that … Continue reading

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