The Cleverest Christie: The Reversal

Writing about The Dry and its clever plotting reminded me of something I have been noticing about contemporary crime fiction, and brought me again to an appreciation of the skills of the masterful Agatha. An Engrossing Procession The clue-puzzle structure in The Dry is linear: a procession of clues or revisions point to first one … Continue reading The Cleverest Christie: The Reversal

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The Limits of Reason

Their Story is Not Over In Devastation Road, two fifteen year old people, Matt and Chess, find the body of a friend and become embroiled in a murder mystery. In the process they come face to face with the sadness of death and the deep grief of bereaved parents, and they learn more about themselves and … Continue reading The Limits of Reason