Articles tagged mysteries

17 Jun 2015 // 2:02 AM

Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, and Reverse Modernism

Agatha Christie's legendary detective Hercule Poirot is an example of a character responding defiantly and positively to the pressures of literary modernism.

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Perilous Discoveries: The Feminist Murder-Mysteries of Charlotte Armstrong

Armstrong's women opened the same forbidden doors as Agatha Christie and Patricia Wentworth's, but her characters also opened those doors for other, more pressing, reasons.

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2 Apr 2008 // 10:59 PM

Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman continues to excel at contemporary mysteries that are, at the same time, well-grounded in the old-fashioned private detective genre.

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Research, not surprisingly, plays a big part in the writing life of Jacqueline Winspear, creator of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series, which is set in 193

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Laura Lippman’s storytelling skills have been evident since her first award-winning novel, “Baltimore Blues” (1997), introduced private investigator Tess Monaghan. That debut showed the author’

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5 Dec 2007 // 9:59 PM

Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

In contrast with, say, The Da Vinci Code's continuous allegro vivace, with every chapter a cliffhanger, Last Rituals proceeds at just the right tempo: moderato.

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14 Nov 2007 // 12:40 PM

Murder most patient: Crime-novel success at 60 and up

To all of you with late-life literary ambitions, to all of you who’ve collected enough rejection slips to paper a room, we bring today

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11 Sep 2007 // 10:41 PM

The Engagement by Georges Simenon

It is a mark of Simenon's artistry that he can devise so compelling a tale out of such unappealing material.

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31 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novelby Jasper FfordeViking ($24.95) There is simply so much you don’t know about fiction: Thomas Hardy’s novels used

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Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal by Ann Rule

True-crime author's lethal weapon: the indelible image.

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29 Jun 2007 // 11:44 AM

the aftermath of murder is what absorbs these writers

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26 Jun 2007 // 2:00 PM

Love Kills: A Britt Montero Novel by Edna BuchananSimon & Schuster ($25) BUCHANAN FINDS THE RIGHT BLEND THIS TIME Taken separately, Edna Buchanan’s two series

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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