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17th Dec '13 10:40:59 PM PaulA
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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. Creator/RaymondChandler and Creator/DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. Rex Stout's NeroWolfe is another excellent choice."

"And of course," I offered, "There's SherlockHolmes."

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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. Creator/RaymondChandler and Creator/DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. Rex Stout's NeroWolfe Literature/NeroWolfe is another excellent choice."

"And of course," I offered, "There's SherlockHolmes.Literature/SherlockHolmes."
8th Jun '13 8:44:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. Creator/RaymondChandler and Creator/DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. RexStout's NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"

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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. Creator/RaymondChandler and Creator/DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. RexStout's Rex Stout's NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"
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28th Feb '13 11:56:47 PM PaulA
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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. Creator/RaymondChandler and DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. RexStout's NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"

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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. Creator/RaymondChandler and DashiellHammett, Creator/DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. RexStout's NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"
6th Jul '12 2:34:36 AM PaulA
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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. RaymondChandler and DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. {{Rex Stout}}'s NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"

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"The works of Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. RaymondChandler Creator/RaymondChandler and DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. {{Rex Stout}}'s RexStout's NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"
6th Jun '12 5:43:35 AM FELH2
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"The works of AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. RaymondChandler and DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. {{Rex Stout}}'s NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"

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"The works of AgathaChristie," Creator/AgathaChristie," Seeker said firmly. "Not for nothing is she called the Queen of the Classic Mystery. RaymondChandler and DashiellHammett, too; Americans, and frequently of a rougher edge than a lot of British material of the same era, but brilliant mystery writers both. {{Rex Stout}}'s NeroWolfe is another excellent choice"



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28th Jan '12 7:32:49 AM Myra
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"That said," Seeker allowed, "VictorianBritain and TheEdwardianEra are quite popular settings. As is the [[ChristieTime 1920s and 1930s]]. The genre experienced something of a GoldenAge in those times, it seems, and even later writers like to set them there. But of course, they can be set anywhere."

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"That said," Seeker allowed, "VictorianBritain and TheEdwardianEra are quite popular settings. As is the [[ChristieTime [[GenteelInterbellumSetting 1920s and 1930s]]. The genre experienced something of a GoldenAge in those times, it seems, and even later writers like to set them there. But of course, they can be set anywhere."
30th May '11 8:59:24 PM TheCaptain
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"Because we're fascinated by them, Foyle. They're complex mysteries that make the reader work, think about what's happening rather than just let it was over them. The characters are equally complicated and interesting, and certainly in my case -- if I do say so myself -- rather brilliant. They let the reader go into all parts of society and all walks of life, from the supposedly law-abiding domains of the rich to the [[WretchedHive squalid dens of sin]] that our poorer brothers and sisters reside in, all in pursuit of that elusive thing called truth."

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"Because we're fascinated by them, Foyle. They're complex mysteries that make the reader work, think about what's happening rather than just let it was wash over them. The characters are equally complicated and interesting, and certainly in my case -- if I do say so myself -- rather brilliant. They let the reader go into all parts of society and all walks of life, from the supposedly law-abiding domains of the rich to the [[WretchedHive squalid dens of sin]] that our poorer brothers and sisters reside in, all in pursuit of that elusive thing called truth."
9th Feb '11 10:09:47 PM bluepenguin
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"Indeed so. One other potential pitfall concerns the characters; the detective may be made too brilliant or presented in too idealistic a fashion; few want to read about a paragon, even if it is a paragon such as myself," Seeker remarked humbly. "On the other hand, there is an unfortunate tendency to present [[TheWatson the companion]] as little more than a blundering fool. Hardly a tactful approach, given that the companion is supposed to represent the reader. You're essentially telling the reader [[YouSuck that they're a useless and pathetic]]."

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"Indeed so. One other potential pitfall concerns the characters; the detective may be made too brilliant or presented in too idealistic a fashion; few want to read about a paragon, even if it is a paragon such as myself," Seeker remarked humbly. "On the other hand, there is an unfortunate tendency to present [[TheWatson the companion]] as little more than a blundering fool. Hardly a tactful approach, given that the companion is supposed to represent the reader. You're essentially telling the reader [[YouSuck that they're a useless and pathetic]]."
4th Dec '10 9:02:58 AM MaxSinister
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"An even more interesting, although more difficult, subversion would be 'The murderer is the author'; in fact, the only subversion never used yet would be 'The murderer is the ''reader''', for reasons I don't have to explain."
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