The Lost Art of Entertaining Crime Fiction, Contn’d

A most remarkable year in many respects, 1968 also saw the first book by an American writer to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel in nearly ten years. Donald Westlake's God Save the Mark prevailed over candidates as strong as Dick Francis's Flying Finish and - an unique occurrence in the award's history - two … Lire la suite The Lost Art of Entertaining Crime Fiction, Contn’d

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Albert Returns

Margery Allingham is a writer with whom I've had a complicated relationship over the years. My first encounter with her and Mr. Campion was the short story On Christmas Day in the Morning which I loved and still regard as one of the finest pieces of short mystery fiction ever written. It looked like I … Lire la suite Albert Returns

Agatha ou le miroir aux alouettes

Roman d'énigme et Agatha Christie sont inextricablement mêlés dans l'inconscient collectif, la bonne dame de Torquay étant considérée comme l'épitomé du genre, un auteur dont la seule lecture suffirait presque à faire le tour de celui-ci. On a d'ailleurs l'impression que c'est le cas pour beaucoup, aussi bien parmi les fans que parmi les détracteurs. … Lire la suite Agatha ou le miroir aux alouettes