The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits

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I picked up this book quite by chance when I found it at a sale simply because I thought it would present an interesting new angle on murder mysteries. Edited by Mike Ashley this book is a compilation of about 24 stories, some written as far back as the 1800s.

Now, I’m not particularly well-versed with the rather expansive and pretty complicated British history (their contribution to Indian history was hard enough to learn in school) so Ashley’s foreword was well appreciated. Nonetheless, there were a few names even I recognised, most prominently Sir Walter Ralegh, Pocahontas (!), and of course, the King’s Players as Shakespeare and his company were known then. Continue reading “The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunnits”

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

What do you get when you have a talking cat (he prefers to be called Amazing, thank you very much) in cahoots with a “clan” of “thinking rats” (and yes, they talk too) and a “stupid-looking kid” as an added accessory? Well, apparently you get theĀ Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. And a side to […]