Re: [GAdetection] Christopher Bush
- Nick asked:
> Does anybody have any comments on the following:(...)
> Milward Kennedy (only read "Mr. Truefitt Detects", which was solidenough despite its lack of length, and the superb "Death in the Kitchen")
I have a Kennedy novel, "Bull's Eye" waiting on my shelves for immemorial
time. There's no blurb, so I can't give you any summary.
- I just wanted to add my two cents about Curt Evans' fantastic essay "Was Corinne's Murder Fairly Clued?". You'll find a full review in the link below, but the short version is this: it's a brilliant essay, very well-written, and it should be written by everyone who admires the Golden Age.
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas G." <crippenlandru@...> wrote:
> I posted the following on the FaceBook Golden Age of Detection page:
> I just received the latest CADS with Peter Lovesey's article on "The Secret Life of Eric the Skull: Dorothy L. Sayers and the Detection Club" and Curt Evans supplement, "Was Corinne's Murder Clued? The Detection Club and Fair Play, 1930-1953." Two of the highpoints in my checkered career are the 2 meetings of the Club I attended, and those who have read my Carr bio know that I assiduously gathered as much material as I could from Clarice Carr, Gladys Mitchell and others about the Club. Peter and Curt do much more, and together their work shows the central role the Club played during the Golden Age -- and still plays in this looser (with the rules, that is) era. Curt is an extraordinary scholar, and reveals all sorts of new information -- such as the curmudgeonly attitude of the self-proclaimed "First Freeman," Anthony Berkeley. I wonder how much went on in private conversations that didn't make it to the letters Curt cites -- frank discussions about the conviviality of candidates or their ethnic suitability.
> As was to be expected, Sayers was central to the Club -- she held it together and was responsible for its rituals. But until I read Curt's study, I hadn't realized what an important role Anthony Gilbert played.
> And Peter's article is superb on the ceremonial, the gatherings, the interplay of personality -- again, especially Sayers.
> Both the issue of CADS and Curt's supplement can be bought from Geoff Bradley, Geoffcads@...