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Interesting Times

Filed under: General— arlen@ 7:30 am

OK, a flood of comment spam is one thing. But my email server (not located on this server) coughed up a hairball and I’ve lost about 3 months worth of email. No evidence yet of Foul Play involved, but it does make me a tad irritable.

Rutland Place / Farrier’s Lane

Filed under: Books,General,Mystery— arlen@ 7:25 am

My latest batch of mystery books, by Anne Perry, leave me a little puzzled. I’ve written before about her books (liked the Pitt — Cater Street Hangman — but not the Monk) but I may be changing my mind. To the extent that I may not be able to finish the latter one. The Pitts […]

Addicted To Mediocrity

Filed under: Books,General,Religion,Theology— arlen@ 10:07 am

This book by Frankie (son of Francis) Schaffer isn’t a new one, and it isn’t new to me. But I went back and reread it a little while ago. It makes some very good and very interesting points. Frankie isn’t the thinker his father is, but who is? His main point is that Christians are […]

Outsider in Amsterdam

Filed under: Books,General,Mystery— arlen@ 11:39 am

OK, so the secret is out: I’m addicted to Dutch mystery writers. This one is part of the series written by Janwillem van de Wetering about the two Amsterdam cops Grijpstra and De Gier. But the addiction doesn’t just extend to this series. I’m also in love with Maj Sjowal and Per Wahloo’s output, and […]

Double Sin

Filed under: Books,General,Mystery— arlen@ 11:25 am

It strikes me that I’ve stopped talking about books on the blog. Let’s rectify that now. Double Sin is a collection of Agatha Christie shorts, involving Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, but also including some non-series stories with a gothic taste. The title story, while a Poirot, isn’t the best in the book. Infact the […]

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