Controversy has surrounded the existence of the Gold Bug in Poe's story. Some literary gurus have felt it was fantasy and no such bug lived. However, evidence exists to show that not only is there a Gold Bug, but it was found in nature in the area where Poe write his famous short story.
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.
The top well known and time-honored mystery stores of all time come from Greece, France, America, England/UK, and China. The oldest dates back to 600 or 700 BC or earlier. They all are read and viewed on film or in stage productions around the world.
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.
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...
When the manager of a nightclub disappears overnight rumors of missing cash send its bookkeeper to the center of suspicion. When a new manager arrives, everything changes.
Musician, comedian, and politician Kinky Friedman of Texas writes a variety of novels about life and murder. This is one of his best.
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 brief explaination and my take on some of the more modern mystery and intrigue novels out there today, from a variety of authors.
Agatha Christie, The Queen of Crime continues to enthrall us with her spell binding mystery novels. But what exactly is it that makes her books so popular?