The Man Who Read Detective Novels

Perhaps the most important scene in The Lost Gallows is paradoxically one in which nothing much happens plotwise: It contributes nothing to either the mystery or the solution and might as well not be there - and this is why Carr chose to write it nevertheless that makes it so crucial. I'm referring to the … Lire la suite The Man Who Read Detective Novels

The Great and the Famous

There is no widely agreed upon definition of the Great Detective but mine would go like this: An amazingly gifted person, either from an amateur or professional background, who solves criminal cases that leave other people baffled. While it may seem rather broad and consensual this definition is much more restrictive than appears at first … Lire la suite The Great and the Famous