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Category Archives: Mystery

Thoughts on Crime Fiction

Are You Kidding Me?

Filed under: Books,General,Mystery— arlen@ 12:08 pm

I was told I had to pick up a copy of Mary Higgins Clark’s My Gal Sunday, by people who insisted it was the best husband/wife team since Nick and Nora Charles. Not even close.

Rosemary and Thyme

Filed under: General,Mystery— arlen@ 5:07 pm

My local PBS station is carrying this show, and I caught three episodes last night. It’s a passable mystery, though I have to admit I’m usually at least 15 minutes ahead of the detectives, so I can’t say it’s plotted very well. But it was good to see Felicity Kendall in action again. Sigh. I […]

Da Vinci

Filed under: Books,General,Mystery,Religion— arlen@ 10:45 am

I suppose I should mention something about the Da Vinci Code, as everyone else seems to be getting drawn in, so here I go. It’s a well-written thriller, in general, but the historical research is amazingly shoddy. As fiction, I’d give it a B, but if he submitted the “research” behind it as a term […]


Filed under: General,Mystery— arlen@ 9:42 am

OK, sonow I’ve seen a few episodes of the TV series based on Kathy Reichs’ books, what do I think? Ick. First, ifyou’re expecting to see anything resembling the books, you’ll be disappointed. This Tempe Brennan also a Forensic Anthropologist, but that’s where the resemblance ends. This one seems to go out of her way […]

Nines and Out

Filed under: Books,General,Mystery— arlen@ 8:28 am

Just finished To The Nines by Janet Evanovich. The first and last book of the series (I did another in the sequence as abridged audio on my recent trip to Phoenix; I did the book to check the real series.) Evanovich has a way with dialogue. Her plots are more from the thriller genre than […]

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