Tag Archives: fair play

Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith

Plot Description After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door […]

Favorite Works by Agatha Christie

I still remember my first Agatha Christie novel. I was still in grade school at the time, and though I was already a voracious reader, my definition of the mystery and detective fiction genre consisted of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and the like. All that changed when I read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. In […]

Review: The Plague Court Murders, by John Dickson Carr

John Dickson Carr (who also wrote under the name Carter Dickson) is known justly as the master of the “locked room” murder, capable of constructing plots filled with chilling atmosphere and seemingly impossible crimes. I had read and enjoyed many of his novels, so when I was in the mood for a bloody, creepy Golden […]