Tag Archives: murder

Death stops time

In the June issue of Harper’s magazine, Geoff Dyer writes about the pictures photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews has taken of places where people died in World War I. Some are battlefields marked by graves or monuments. But they’re also of

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Is deceit worse than murder?

Last Saturday I was watching the HD version of the Met’s Cosi Fan Tutti (“So do they all”), a lovely opera for those who like Mozart’s music. The opera is a farce, full of the confusion of disguise and lost

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On the Edge

“Crime is mankind on the edge, in extremis, but more than that, crime is mankind stepping outside of the norm…. A crime places everybody in the crucible.” So writes Elizabeth George in her introduction to A Moment on the Edge.

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Literature for Bloodthirsty Women

  Isn’t it amazing that women, and especially older women, are the majority among readers of crime. Why? Are we especially bloodthirsty? Do we harbor secret ambitions for murder and mayhem? Are we angrier than other segments of society? Surely

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Thinking about murder again

Why is murder so popular? Even if we’re not part of the mob or a terrorist group; even if we’re not serial killers; even if we don’t believe in bearing arms – most of us indulge ourselves nearly every time

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The new book!

The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat is about a man who, sick of the present, with its divisions and disasters, decides to try to change it by changing the past.  Of course, the problem is access

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Does it have to be murder?

“I guess I just don’t like murder,” said a friend, explaining why she wouldn’t be reading any of my cozy mysteries. I didn’t argue with her. I’m not very fond of murder either. Still, at the heart of most mysteries

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