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Sneak Peek! Philo Vance Double Feature!

18 Feb

February 18, 2019

Coming soon, my reviews of a pair of mystery novels featuring S.S. Van Dine’s master detective, Philo Vance!

 

Philo Vance gets mixed up in murder with the zany radio star, Gracie Allen. Along for the ride is her husband, superstar George Burns. But all is not what it seems, not by a long shot.

 

 

The police are baffled, the District Attorney is stumped, and the press is calling for answers. Who killed famed singer “The Canary”? Philo Vance will get to the bottom of this classic locked room mystery.

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Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy; a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as being the author).

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Sneek Peek: Coming Soon! May 2018

10 May

May 10, 2018

It’s me again, Your Man Inside BMJ2k.com. And let me tell you, it stinks around here. The Editors and Staff constantly leave old tuna sandwiches laying around, and Mr. Know-It-All is still squatting in his office, despite not writing a word a word for the website in months. And with no shower around here, he’s pretty gamy. 

(Well, it’s not technically true that he hasn’t written a word in months. We find his bizarre political screeds scribbled all over the walls of the ladies room.)

But there is content to come! Coming Soon:

Mr. Blog returns to his favorite subject: pizza. Specifically, subway pizza. No, not the sandwich shop Subway, he’s talking about underground trains and pizza. Will the Pizza Rat make an appearance? No.

Mr. Blog also takes a look at sexism and tipping. And he’ll harken back (harken?) to some past experiences chronicled in this very blog to prove his point.

All this and floating specks of contamination, coming soon to Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride.

 

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