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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another Good Sunday Mystery

I don't know if they still do, but the NY Daily News used to run a true crime story every Sunday. Loved those. And it fostered a love for a mystery every Sunday in me. If all else failed, our grandfather, Pop, would tell us a crime story from Dickens' time. Later this would lead to the NBC Sunday Night Mystery series and then Mystery! on Masterpiece. So when I see a mystery story on a Sunday it makes me want to curl up with a big pot of tea and disappear into the story.

Here is a mystery crime story. The facts were that a woman died in her home. She was an heiress. And nobody seems to know just how she died.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/15/harriet-staunton-penge-murder-jenkins

7 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

That' quite the story. I wonder if there's going to be a Poirot mystery tonight?

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That was a good (if evil) story.

The Elephant's Child said...

What a fascinating and sad story it is. The more things change .... It could so easily still happen.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

I vaguely remember that Rumpole of the Bailey was involved in the Penge Bungalow murders.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Hey,
I just heard that Greg is being a bit of a Prima Donna at his shows.

Every night he wants:
Freshly made Cream O'Wheat
New Zimmer Polish and a bikini-clad polisher.
A mandatory 2 hour nap between pieces.
A fully qualified truss and corset expert available every evening.
3Kg Viagra mixed in his Cream O'Wheat

bazza said...

Am I being unfair if I say that The New York Times must carry enough real crime stories to whet the average appetite?
By the way, in John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey novels he often refers to Rumpole's famous success in The Penge Bungalow Murders trial. He may have been inspired by that story.
I notice that you often quote The Guardian. Are you originally from the UK?
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CarrieBoo said...

Sunday is a good night for a mystery. I like a good Barnaby myself.

Happy birthday, Strider! A little late, oooops.

Now to catch up on yer links. :)