Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An Introduction for the Connoisseurs in Murder

Welcome, welcome! I was wondering if you would show up! Come, take a seat and...Your shoes got muddy? Well of course they would! This house is surrounded by mud. Er...this is a odd question but did you notice any other footprints? No? Great! And you locked the door after you came in, right? Hm, too many locks you say? I see. You did get them all though, right? Wonderful!

Anyway, I'm glad you could come here. I've decided to follow in the footsteps of others and create a blog dedicated to giving my horribly biased opinion on mysteries. I assure you that I seek only the best...or at least the readable. Despite the name of this blog, I'll review whatever catches my fancy, though locked room mysteries do hold a special place in my heart. My only real criteria is that the mystery be fairly clued. I intend to go through almost every mystery I own (except for collections of really short stories) in about the rough order I read them. This will give you a peek into my evolution as a mystery fan, give you the joy at laughing at my early (and current) stupidity, and give me a very large backlog to make sure that I'm never short a review!

Now, because I'm terrible at keeping my writing coherent enough for in-depth criticism, I intend to give individual pros and cons for any books I review. I looks neater, it's easier for me to sort, and I don't see anyone else doing this exact thing, so I get to be different! I do want to warn you that I can and will indulge in spoilers, though they will be marked and you'll have to highlight them to see them.

That's about it for right now. Next time, we'll take a look at the book that truly started my current love of mysteries. I look forward to seeing you again. Be sure to comment and give criticism, opinions, and discussion.

Oh, you did lock the study door, right? Good, good, you can't make it easy these days...oh, never mind, he's already inside. Nice knowing ya!


  1. I am glad to see that you have begun this endeavor! I am excited to follow your blog and to watch as you grow in this area. :)

  2. Looking forward to these Thomas.

    Bro. Mike