Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

An Oxford Tragedy, by J.C. Masterman: A Review

A slow, “philosophical” detective story set in the fictional St. Thomas’ College, An Oxford Tragedy features a single murder and a rather languorous pace taken to reach the solution. Originally published in 1933 and written, as the back cover of the Dover … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks, by Alan Coren: A Short Review

This collection, published a year after Alan Coren’s untimely death in October, 2007, is a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining volume. Edited by Coren’s son Giles and daughter Victoria, Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren features pieces from across forty … Continue reading

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