Tag Archives: Oscar Wilde

Rediscovered: Edward Whymper, 155 Years Ago Today

Jeez. Talk about your social distancing. . . . Autograph Hound Brian Leno has been as busy collecting as ever, despite the pandemic and the lockdown, and pops in today to explain what happened to the guys on the rope. … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Ripper

On the tour I sometimes use the 1929 story “Fly Paper” for a quick introduction to the Continental Op stories, always getting into the Op’s showdown with the gangster Babe McCloor. I always mention the fact of arsenic poisoning being a key … Continue reading

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