Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dead Men’s Morris, by Gladys Mitchell: A Review

The seventh mystery featuring Gladys Mitchell’s crocodilian sleuth, Mrs. Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley, is set in the depths of rural Oxfordshire presumably in the middle-1930s. As Miss Mitchell spent her youth in the village of Cowley, south-east of Oxford town, … Continue reading

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Fifty Minerals That Changes the Course of History, by Eric Chaline: A Review

There should be a good deal to like in a book that promises to review the minerals that have changed the course of history. Minerals, and mineralogy as a science, have led to countless developments in human history, and there … Continue reading

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Death at the Opera, by Gladys Mitchell: A Review

An unpopular and demuring school-mistress is drowned in a basin during a performance of The Mikado. But neither the outraged spirits of Gilbert nor Sullivan are present to account for the other events which surround the death of Miss Calma … Continue reading

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