Well, Dear Reader, we’re almost there: time to say farewell (or good riddance?) to 2020 and hello to 2021! New Year’s Day is my second favorite holiday (after Hallowe’en). I just love the brimming potential and possibility of the coming months, all the exciting new plans afoot! I’m hard at work on Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries… Read more »
Mystery fans, I have a Christmas treat for you today! In January, 1892, The Strand magazine published Arthur Conan Doyle’s one and only Sherlock Holmes story set at Christmastime.
The experienced reader knows it was Christmas Eve, without my telling him. It always is Christmas Eve, in a ghost story. …For ghost stories to be told on any other evening than the evening of the twenty-fourth of December would be impossible in English society as at present regulated. –Jerome K. Jerome, “Told After Supper,”… Read more »