Tag Archives: mysteries

History and Mystery – Judge Dee

Judge Dee is a semi-fictional character based on the historical figure Di Renjie, a county magistrate and statesman of the Tang court. The character appeared in the 18th-century Chinese detective and gong’an crime novel Di Gong An. After Van Gulik found … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Giordanus the Finder

I love the combination of history and mysteryand Steven Saylor’s Roma Sub Rosa series gives plenty of both. As in the Brother Cadfael series many of the characters were living people. The detective, Giordanus the Finder, is p urely fictional … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Sherlock Holmes

One of the most popular and enduring characters in any literature is Sherlock Holmes. The creation of British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle there were many flaws in the writing of his saga but they appeal to the most literate … Continue reading

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History and Mystery: Brother Cadfael

It is no secret I consume mysteries like potato chips (or crisps if you’d rather). This found me working in and frequenting used book stores to keep the cost of the habit within reasonable limits.The habit also taught me to always … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts: Rainy Days are for Reading

We are in another rainy spell, at least most of this week and parts of next week. I have a lot of writing to do so that suits me and the cats too. They like it when I’m in all … Continue reading

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