I have no idea what I'm doing. Ever.
Two years ago, I received my copy of Adey's Locked Room Murders from our overlords at Amazon. I pored through the endless supply of problems with excitement. As an impossible-crime fanatic, I loved having a reference book. At the time, I had published Goodnight Irene, but no one was really reading it. Today, I received… Continue reading Locked Room Murders: Supplement
What if the secret society of Eyes Wide Shut were combined with the atmospheric horror of The Mystery of the Wax Museum and the whole enterprise had John Dickson Carr at the helm? The Corpse in the Waxworks (32) doesn't quite live up to that promise, but it comes damn close. It's Paris, which means… Continue reading The Corpse in the Waxworks
I thought I'd be much further along. This will take about another month to whip into reading shape, much less be ready for editing. Best case scenario: Reading in February, Editing in March, Cover in March, Line editing in April, and a May release. Worst case scenario, July. I also thought the vampire book would… Continue reading End of the year update.
When I gave my impressions of The Locked Room Reader, I felt I may have been too harsh. Though some of the individual stories didn't impress me, it was a pleasure embarking on one locked-room mystery after another. As I've now chosen another gathering of impossible delights to discuss, I'd like to make it clear… Continue reading The Realm of the Impossible
My introduction to Dorothy Sayers was the dense but ingenious The Nine Tailors, a book I might not have the fortitude to finish nowadays. Although it presents a witty, entertaining detective and an absolutely brilliant murder weapon (maybe the best I've encountered), TNT also has an unbearably tedious account of campanology. I still don't know… Continue reading The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club