Crime Fiction Pick of the Month is a monthly meme hosted @ Mysteries in Paradise where one cites one's favourite crime read(s) of that particular month. Well, my vote goes to John Dickson Carr's The Eight of Swords which not only has a decent mystery but plenty of humour too.
Chief Inspector Hadley reaches his office in a content state of mind. About to retire in a month's time, his thoughts are on the book that he is writing chronicling his experiences in the Police force. A call from his superior soon takes away his cheer, however. A Vicar, it seems had gone visiting a … Continue reading E is for Eight of Swords by John Dickson Carr
Yes, you read that right.Ginch - rhymes with Cinch, you see.But what in Heaven's name does it mean? Could it be one of those fantastic creatures^ that are infesting Rob. Z. Tobor's (yes, you read that right too) house presently?Enough of gibberish. I discovered this word quite incidentally today while reading John Dickson Carr's book.Here it … Continue reading G is for Ginch.
Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader where one shares the opening line(s) of the book one is currently reading. One can also share one's views on those lines.Here's mine from The Eight of Swords by John Dickson CarrChief inspector Hadley had been almost cheerful when he reached his office that morning.(Poor … Continue reading Friday Memes (on Saturday)
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read• Open to a random page• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to … Continue reading Teaser Tuesdays (A day Late)