Category: Reading

Reading: Somewhere in Time

Reading: Somewhere in Time

Published in 1975 under the title Bid Time Return, the novel that inspired the 1980 adaptation known as Somewhere in Time caused all subsequent publications to be renamed. I’ve always loved the film, but I’d never read the book. After reading Time and Again by Jack Finney (1970), in which the narrator accomplishes time travel …

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Reading: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Reading: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

I love to re-read Agatha Christie mysteries. There are so many wonderful ones, and if I wait long enough, I sometimes forget exactly how the mystery works itself out. 😉 The reason I made a point of re-reading this particular one, however, was because it is in this book that Agatha Christie gives a decided …

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Reading: That Affair Next Door

Reading: That Affair Next Door

Most people are familiar with a certain knitting spinster amateur detective who uses her remembrances of the past to solve mysteries. What most people don’t realize is she was not the first! Meet Miss Amelia Butterworth, and no, from what I can find, she’s no relation to the syrup. 😉 This Miss Butterworth is perhaps …

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Reading: The Leavenworth Case

Reading: The Leavenworth Case

Although my presentation this month on Anna Katharine Green will be covering more than just her first book, The Leavenworth Case has enough to say about itself it could be an entire presentation unto itself. Instead, I’ll share some more about it here, as a taster for what’s to come in the presentation. We open …

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Reading: Miss Marple

Reading: Miss Marple

There’s a reason why Agatha Christie’s books are the best-selling books after the Bible and Shakespeare. Her character creation has made two of the most well-known detectives in the world: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Although I was introduced to Poirot early on, it was only by sheer accident that I ended up reading my …

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Reading: Dorothy L Sayers

Reading: Dorothy L Sayers

I grew up reading Agatha Christie and watching all the different versions of her stories made to film, but although I’d heard of Dorothy L Sayers, I’m afraid I didn’t get around to reading her books until a beta reader of my book, The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Taker, remarked that my writing style …

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