Gaston Leroux Wrote The Phantom of The Opera a hundred years ago. It is a gothic novel placed under fiction. However some facts of the legend are laced with truth.
We look at drugs differently. When we look at the character of Sherlock Holmes, we recognize that he is not only a brilliant mind but also the sum of his addictions. He’s a smoker. He’s a cocaine addict. He has taken opium and morphine on more than one occasion. And he has not given an apology...
A mother's worst nightmare, six year old Aiden goes missing from his school during a weather emergency, his jacket found floating in the flood waters of the nearby river. After seven years with no body or leads, Emma is forced to declare her son dead- until ten years later a boy appears.
Famous Chinese artist Kao K'o Kung was in charge of Workforce Development in ancient China under the Mongols. A famous cat detective is named for him in novels that promote arts and culture as well as murder puzzles...
Pastiches of the Conan Doyle stories are numerous, but this novel is good enough to serve as a reboot of a franchise, rather than a rehash of old stories. A key role is played by Mrs. Watson as well.
One hundred years ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the best paid author of his day, he was though more than just the creator of Sherlock Holmes, and there are many strange facts associated with him.
A brief explaination and my take on some of the more modern mystery and intrigue novels out there today, from a variety of authors.
In a Dark, Dark Wood is a large house with glass walls, host to a hen party that ends with Leonora Shaw in a hospital room, trying to remember the last violent night with an old friend and crazy MOH.
The story, setting, dialogues, and characterizations are 1890s style and historically accurate New York. The discussions of the foundations of psychology bring to life the work of William James.
Philip Marlowe, hired to track down one man’s missing wife, discovers a web of murder, extortion and police corruption that extends beyond Bay City, California.