Entries Below Are About The Topic Of Murder

Masteries of Mystery: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: Part II

Thereby hangs a tale… In former police detective, Scotty Ferguson’s life there exists a placeholder of a woman.  She is Midge, his gal pal, chum, best buddy, one of the guys, and god help her, having sublimated her natural beauty … Continue reading

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Masteries of Mystery: Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: Part I

Thereby hangs a tale… On average, I study the terrain of Vertigo once a year.  Strange, addictive, haunting, as a mastery of film suspense it is surely one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest efforts.  It is also among his most squirm-worthy, … Continue reading

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Masteries of Mystery: A Rose for Emily

Thereby hangs a tale… A few nights ago, doors open to the cooling summer’s night I reached a book down from the bookcase.  My edition of The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales has been around the block a few times, … Continue reading

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Masteries of Mystery: Evil

Thereby hangs a tale… Joan Didion opens her novel, Play It As It Lays with the intriquing question:  “What makes Iago evil?  Some people ask.  I never ask.” That’s our job.  Mystery writers “ask”. Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind … Continue reading

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