Day: February 4, 2018

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Josephine Tey: Brat Farrar & The Franchise Affair

A Josephine Tey Double Dip Both Brat Farrar and The Franchise Affair were on my 2017 Halloween Bingo long list, but so were many other books … oh well.  Both of these are stand-out books, in that (1) they’re not, or not substantively, part of Josephine Tey’s Inspector Grant series (in Franchise Affair Grant appears, […]

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Emmuska Orczy: The Old Man in The Corner

London’s First Armchair Detective This is a collection of twelve stories taken from the first two (of three) books featuring the “Old Man in the Corner,” one of Emmuska Orczy’s very first literary creations and — but for Edgar Allan Poe’s M. Dupin (who solves the Mystery of Marie Rogêt solely based on a number […]

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Juli Zeh: Schilf / Dark Matter

Parallelwelten / Parallel Worlds   Intelligent und frech: Das Buch wird als “Physikerkrimi” vermarktet, aber das trifft es meines Erachtens nicht wirklich; tatsächlich ist dies die alte Geschichte von Faust und Mephisto im Gewand zweier Freunde, die sich als Physikstudenten kennengelernt haben und später im Leben verschiedene Wege gegangen sind, sowohl persönlich als auch fachlich […]

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