Love in Mysteries: Trent’s Last Case & Before the Fact

Recently Curt Evans @ The Passing Tramp wrote a very interesting post where he discussed certain rules laid down by writers Kurt Steel and S.S. Van Dine as regards the writing of mysteries. One rule that struck a chord with me was this one laid down by Van Dine:#There must be no love interest in … Continue reading Love in Mysteries: Trent’s Last Case & Before the Fact

FFB: The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes

And then Dampier turned and caught her, this time unresisting, yielding joyfully, to his breast. "Nancy?" he murmured thickly. "Nancy? I'm afraid!""Afraid?" she repeated wonderingly."Yes, horribly afraid! Pray, my pure angel, pray that the gods may indulge their cruel sport elsewhere. I haven't always been happy, Nancy."And she clung to him, full of vague, unsubstantial fears. "Don't … Continue reading FFB: The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes