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Matters Criminous

crime / mystery / detective literature:
a critical list with discussions

About the Host of Matters Criminous

"'My surname is Li and my personal name is Kao, and there is a slight flaw in my character,' he said matter-of-factly."

--Bridge of Birds,
Barry Hughart




Having been advised by webmasters to whom I have submitted this site as a possible link that it is cumbersome to refer to "the anonymous person who created that site" in discussions, I set forth the following: my name is Eric Walker, and I like to read good mystery-crime-detection books (and also good science fiction and fantasy books).


cartoon sandwich shop My lady and me in formal dress.

I set forth little more, because what you cannot find of me in what I have placed on this site is not important, at least so far as this site is concerned.

But thank you for asking.


(The really curious can discover more by visiting the main Owlcroft Company website.)

Over on the right is a photograph of me and my lady, taken at the wedding of some good friends of ours. It's a few years old now; you can click on it to see instead a more recent one, if for some reason that takes your fancy.

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(essential one-time reading)
Introductory Material:
    Literate Mystery Series:
 a brief list of the series discussed here


(the heart of the site)
The Series (alphabetical by character last name):
    Roderick Alleyn
 (Ngaio Marsh)
    Father Brown
 (G. K. Chesterton)
    Mr. Campion
 (Margery Allingham)
    Adam Dalgliesh
 (P. D. James)
    Gervase Fen
 (Edmund Crispin)
    Sherlock Holmes
 (Conan Doyle)
    Inspector Maigret
 (Georges Simenon)
    Philip Marlowe
 (Raymond Chandler)
    The Continental Op
 (Dashiell Hammett)
    Solar Pons
 (August Derleth)
    The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Precious Ramotswe)
 (Alexander McCall Smith)
    The Saint (Simon Templar)
 (Leslie Charteris)
    Lord Peter Wimsey
 (Dorothy Sayers)
    Nero Wolfe
 (Rex Stout)
    Yellowthread Street
 (William Marshall)



(new, used--find any book, anywhere in the world)
About Buying Books From Here:
    Buying Books New:
 searching for new books via The Book Depository
    Buying Books Used:
 searching for used books via AbeBooks
    Our General Mystery/Crime/Detective Bookshop

(often the most interesting part of any site)
Miscellaneous Topics & Info:
    Other Resources:
 internet & print resources of crime-mystery-detection interest
    Scumware!
 read this if nothing else whatever
    Change Log:
 what was done when
    Your Host:
 a comically little about me



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