Day: September 4, 2017

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The view from my desk …

  “Monsieur” (as my mother refers to him) decided last weekend that merely being able to see me from one of his several beds in the corridor while I am working was no longer good enough — he wanted greater proximity.  (Yey for that.)  So he started to experiment with various positions on the rug […]

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Agatha Christie: Mrs. McGinty’s Dead

This was a return visit courtesy of Hugh Fraser, the Captain Hastings of the long-running TV series starring David Suchet as Poirot, who has since come to narrate audio versions of almost every single Agatha Christie mystery.* — After having appeared alongside David Suchet in countless Poirot TV episodes, Fraser has Suchet’s mannerisms as the […]

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Martin Edwards: Miraculous Mysteries – Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes (BLCC)

This is one of several Golden Age mystery short story anthologies recently published by the British Library and Martin Edwards. I had initially contemplated only reading some of the stories for this square, but once I’d started I was hooked pretty much instantaneously and soon there was no question whatsoever that I would read the […]

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Wilkie Collins: Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

I remembered that several folks on Booklikes had listened to this novella / extended short story during last year’s bingo, so when I saw it was available for free on Audible I snatched it up — and when “Ghost” was the first square to be called, I made a snap decision to use this read […]

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Terry Pratchett: Equal Rites

The first book of the Witches subseries and one of the earliest Discworld novels overall (it’s book #3 of the series): by Pratchett’s standards a slight book, which I knew going in, but since I’d started to read the Witches books subseries, I ought to go back and catch up with the beginning at some […]

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Halloween Bingo 2017: Update 1

  My Square Markers: Black Kitty: Read but not called Black Vignette: Called but not read Black Kitty in Black Vignette: Read and Called   Current Status of Spreadsheet:   Books Read / Listened to – Update 1: Terry Pratchett: Equal Rites The first book of the Witches subseries and one of the earliest Discworld […]

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