Sorry this one’s late. It turns out that, no matter how much I’d rather be doing other things, sometimes responsibilities just have to be taken care of. Go figure.
I’m reading a surprisingly enjoyable nonfiction book called The Golden Age of Murder. The author (Martin Edwards) is a current-day member of The Detection Club, a club founded in the 20s by-among others-Agatha Christie. (Dorothy Sayers was really the driving force, but Christie is the name I know the best.)
Among the other fascinating things I’ve been learning (in between adding to an ever-expanding TBR list) is that a number of the Detection Club and Golden Age writers took a stab (ha! murderpun) at creating lists of rules for mystery writers. Since cozy mysteries are the direct descendents of these traditional mysteries, I thought I’d look them up and share a few here.Read More »