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5th Jul '17 11:05:11 PM DoctorNemesis
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"That said," Seeker allowed, "UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and TheEdwardianEra are quite popular settings. As is the [[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."

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"That said," Seeker allowed, "UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and TheEdwardianEra are quite popular settings. As is the [[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 And of course, the present day is quite popular by virtue of it being the time and place the author can see out of their window without need for as much arduous research. But ultimately, they can be set anywhere."
21st May '17 11:26:35 AM nombretomado
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"That said," Seeker allowed, "VictorianBritain and TheEdwardianEra are quite popular settings. As is the [[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."

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"That said," Seeker allowed, "VictorianBritain "UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and TheEdwardianEra are quite popular settings. As is the [[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."
2nd Oct '16 1:42:48 PM MartineBrooke
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"Of course," Seeker allowed reluctantly, "that presents it's own pitfall; the audience may feel cheated if the person they've trusted to ''solve'' the crime or accurately report the crime turns out to be the one who ''did'' it; again, you need to make it so that the reader can determine the solution of the mystery from the clues provided, and neither detective nor narrator is likely to deliberately implicate ''themselves''. But in the hands of a skilled writer, any possibility can be made entertaining."

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"Of course," Seeker allowed reluctantly, "that presents it's its own pitfall; the audience may feel cheated if the person they've trusted to ''solve'' the crime or accurately report the crime turns out to be the one who ''did'' it; again, you need to make it so that the reader can determine the solution of the mystery from the clues provided, and neither detective nor narrator is likely to deliberately implicate ''themselves''. But in the hands of a skilled writer, any possibility can be made entertaining."



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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."
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