Glowing Skulls, Murder Mysteries and The Detection Club

Glowing Skulls, Murder Mysteries and The Detection Club

By Sarah Boslaugh

The Golden Age of Murder frequently feels like spending time in the company of a loquacious friend who is a veritable storehouse of information about the Detection Club. 28 Jul 2015 // 6:59 AM

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