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Mystery (genre)

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  • Chan Lowe: The Frankel/Hasner slugfest

    Chan Lowe: The Frankel/Hasner slugfest
    Mysteries abound in our sacred and profane world—for example, transubstantiation—and they should remain mysteries. This is because (a) they are unsolvable, (b) trying to solve them is borderline blasphemous because by trying, man arrogates unto himself divine powers that he does not possess, and (c) even if they could be solved, he would be depriving himself of an important metaphysical model for explaining the absurdities, miseries and difficulties of his existence.
  • Memories that bind

    Memories that bind
    Books often play a big role in people's holiday memories. Some of us receive a gift book that becomes a cherished memento or starts us on a lifelong love of reading. Or a family reads a certain book each year as part of their holiday traditions. We...

    'The Childs Child' by Ruth Rendell is sluggish and obvious

    'The Childs Child' by Ruth Rendell is sluggish and obvious
    If there were a Mount Rushmore of English crime fiction, it would feature the chiseled faces of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. (Yes, all women, but that's another essay.) Of this august quartet, Rendell is perhaps the...

    Libby Fischer Hellmann follows suspenseful new paths

    Libby Fischer Hellmann follows suspenseful new paths
    Early in her career as an author, Libby Fischer Hellmann had written three unpublished novels, and thought she was hot stuff. Then her agent told her she needed to change her writing, her characters and her voice, and while she was at it, she needed...

    Isn't Lemony Snicket for kids?

    Isn't Lemony Snicket for kids?
    Children in my neighborhood were constantly being orphaned. You go out one afternoon to play, and bam! Your parents are dead in a car accident and you are forced to live in a tree fort of your own making, eating blackberries and otherwise sharpening...