In Jennifer, estate caretaker Ida Lupino begins to suspect that something nefarious has happened to the previous resident and that local grocer Howard Duff may be involved.
Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Marie Belloc Lowndes, diarist.
A plot mind, is curiously rare, and does secure for its owner a kind of immortality. By that I mean that long after the writer is dead, the books go on being reprinted.
—Marie Belloc Lowndes
|Marie Belloc Lowndes,|
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
I Wake Up Screaming (1941).
|Victor Mature and Betty Grable in I Wake Up Screaming|
Monday, November 20, 2017
Mata Hari exhibition.
|Mata Hari. NYPL|
Labels: espionage, library exhibitions, World War I
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Sky Murder (1940).
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Monday, November 13, 2017
"Rogues Gallery—Faces of Crime 1870–1917."
Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870–1917" is on view until December 1 at Edinburgh's General Register House. It provides a look at early Scottish mugshots and related crime documentation, including items pertaining to the real-life counterpart of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll.
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
An Act of Murder (1948).
|Frederic Marsh and Florence Eldridge in An Act of Murder|
Labels: film noir, legal mysteries, mystery films
Monday, November 06, 2017
Edgar Allan Poe, book reviewer.
Humanities Magazine, journalist Mark Athitakis examines Edgar Allan Poe's role as harsh book reviewer, although Poe managed to nab a gig reviewing his own works (which, perhaps unsurprisingly, he rated as those of "high genius").
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Labels: Edgar Allan Poe
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