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History and Mystery – Inspector Montalbano

I originally found the commisario through television. When I was an estate manager, the owner had a very good cable package which included the MHz network, a Washington D.C. based independent station which was all international programming. I could watch … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Commissario Brunetti

The Commissario Brunetti novels of Donna Leon take place in Venice Italy. Although Leon now resides in a small village in Switzerland and also has a home in Zurich, she lived there for over 30 years, She was a lecturer … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Marshall Guarnaccia

I was perusing the mystery section in the library while waiting for a tutoring student when I found Inspector O. I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a North Korean policeman as the protagonist of a mystery. The author, James … Continue reading

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Movies for October – A Touch of Gothic

Gothic fiction is well known for emphasis on mood and setting. This made it a natural for translation into film. Gothic fiction is in fact largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror. Its origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with … Continue reading

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Occult Investigators – Carnacki the Ghost Finder

Years ago at a science fiction convention a kindly book dealer introduced me to William Hope Hodgson and Carnacki the Ghost Finder. I had picked up a copy of House on the Borderland for my collection and he suggested I … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Inspector O

I was perusing the mystery section in the library while waiting for a tutoring student when I found Inspector O. I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a North Korean policeman as the protagonist of a mystery. The author, James … Continue reading

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History and Mystery – Sugawara Akitada

We have been to medieval England during the Anarchy, to Victorian England  and Rome at the end of the Republic. Then we moved to the oher side of the world to Tang dynasty China (618–907). This month we move across … Continue reading

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