“We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge.”
― John D. MacDonald, Darker Than Amber (A great opening line)
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Who wrote the first detective novel?
"The Notting Hill Mystery" appeared in Once A Week magazine on November 29, 1862. It was an eight-part serial, whose author remained anonymous until, in 1865, it was published in book form. At that time, the pseudonym of Charles Felix was given.
From a London Times reporter's research (in 1975), the publishers of the mystery had this to say: "It is unnecessary for us to state by what means the papers came to us."
"The Notting Hill Mystery" is, of course, set in London, England. The wife of a Baron dies after sleepwalking into the Baron's lab and drinks a bottle of acid.
Was it really an accident?
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Did you know?
"Masterpiece" is now in its 47th season on PBS.
Some of the program's great mysteries are:
Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis,
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries,
The Sally Lockhart Mysteries, Agatha Christie's: Miss Marple, and Poirot.
Wallander, and, of course, Sherlock.
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“There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people...mystery writers and serial killers. I'm the kind that pays better.”
― Richard Castle, from the TV series, Castle.
An 'aha' moment allows the reader to say, 'I saw that coming' or 'I didn't see that coming, but it makes sense because of this, this and this.'