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Four random bullets

A Work-Place Conversation in which I learn the down side to being the guy who always has a joke to tell: Me: So I’m going to be interviewed for the radio tomorrow. Coworker: Oh yeah? [ waits… ] Me: Yep. For NPR. Coworker: Wait, really? I thought you were telling a joke. I’ve been listening […]

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Arsene Lupin: the George Lasenby of Gentleman Burglars

The Hollow Needle: The Further Adventures of Arsene Lupin by Maurice LeBlanc; narrated for Librivox by various readers The second novel in the Arsene Lupin series by Maurice LeBlanc finds the master thief and head of a criminal underground hunted not only by his old police nemesis and by the copyright-avoidingly-named Homlock Shears, but also […]

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Sherlock Holmes: The Woman in Green

Spoilers! 1945. Holmes and Watson investigate a Bones-worthy mystery, a serial killer who murders women and cuts off their thumbs. Holmes discovers that, surprise surprise, Dr. Moriarty is behind this dastardly scheme. Rich marks are being hypnotized and left in odd places, with bloody thumbs in their pockets. Then, when they realize what “they’ve done,” […]

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A Letter of Mary

by Laurie R. King; narrated by Jenny Riley The third novel in a series (but the first we’ve read) about Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes’ young wife.  An entertaining series that reminded me very much of Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody mysteries.  Russell has the same intrepid spirit and emancipated ways.  The mystery is moderately interesting, but […]

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

by Maurice LeBlanc; read by various With grading finished and my intellectual activity relegated, for the next few days, to the backburner, I’m doing some home excavation.  We’ve gutted the bathroom and are putting in an exhaust fan, new drywall, new light fixtures, new vanity and mirror/cabinet.  As such, I have plenty of time to […]

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A Study in Emerald

by Neil Gaiman, read by the author I don’t know where I got this audio-story.  I think it was mentioned on BoingBoing and I snapped it up right quick.  According to the Interwebs, Gaiman wrote it as  part of a book combining the worlds of Doyle and Lovecraft.  It’s a clever little twist that posits […]

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The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes

1935.  Holmes, descending into retirement, takes one last case to catch the elusive Dr. Moriarty.  He gets involved, somewhat obliquely, and Holmes ‘catches’ him at the end.  Sigh.  It was moderately entertaining, but the sound quality is pretty terrible on the 1930s movies in this set, so it was difficult to follow.  I enjoyed the […]

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