Michael Cohen http://wkms.org en The Uncommon Authors of Mystery Novels http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-authors-mystery-novels <p>Murray State Professor Emeritus and commentator Michael Cohen surveys uncommon authors of mysteries, whose day jobs have nothing to do with whodunits. He's the author of "Murder Most Fair: The Appeal of Mystery Fiction," published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in 2000.&nbsp;<a href="http://wkms.org/term/uncommon-mystery" style="line-height: 1.5;">See more uncommon mysteries</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:37:17 +0000 Kate Lochte & Michael Cohen 37782 at http://wkms.org The Uncommon Authors of Mystery Novels Uncommon Mystery: Ask Miss Mott http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-mystery-ask-miss-mott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mystery enthusiast Michael Cohen reviews an "uncommon mystery" to consider for your reading list. The mystery "Ask Miss Mott" by E. Phillips </span>Oppenheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a thriller published in 1935, an early adventure spy novel.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">E. Phillips </span>Oppenheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ask Miss Mott (1935)</span></strong></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:56:06 +0000 Kate Lochte & Michael Cohen 36466 at http://wkms.org Uncommon Mystery: Ask Miss Mott Good Read: 'When Beggars Die,' an Uncommon Mystery http://wkms.org/post/good-read-when-beggars-die-uncommon-mystery-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Michael Cohen, Professor Emeritus at Murray State University, brings us his latest 'Uncommon Mystery,'&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">When Beggars Die</em>&nbsp;by E.A. Allen.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">E. A. Allen, When Beggars Die (2013) ISBN: 978-1-60653-066-5</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">When I met Ed Allen—that’s a great moniker, by the way, for one writing in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe—he was finishing a Ph.D. in history at Tulane and I was teaching at the University of New Orleans. He went on to a career that included a post as Senior CIA Analyst for European Security Affairs. I can’t think of a better background for someone writing a historical thriller about the precarious balance of power in Europe at the dawn of the twentieth century. That’s the period when the action of When Beggars Die takes place, just after the turn of the century, when the English King Edward VII is in Paris to negotiate a treaty.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:47:31 +0000 Kate Lochte & Michael Cohen 31882 at http://wkms.org Good Read: 'When Beggars Die,' an Uncommon Mystery We Need to Talk...About Sensible Gun Control http://wkms.org/post/we-need-talkabout-sensible-gun-control <p></p><p>It’s time for those of us who enjoy shooting to lead the push for sensible gun and ammo and magazine laws, for closing loopholes, and for more energetic enforcement of existing gun laws. For too long there has been no debate about guns in this country. That was allowed to happen because people were choosing sides and thinking the other side was unreasonable. Those who wanted more control thought of gun owners as holding the view that no laws should ever be passed restricting gun access in any way, period. On the other hand, gun owners and users have looked at those wanting some controls as if all they wanted was to take everyone’s guns away. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Michael Cohen 25791 at http://wkms.org We Need to Talk...About Sensible Gun Control Uncommon Mystery - Roadkill http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-mystery-roadkill <p><span class="dateline" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-right-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-left-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: bold; "><span style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:30:44 +0000 Michael Cohen 143 at http://wkms.org Uncommon Mystery - Roadkill Uncommon Mystery - The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-mystery-man-who-liked-slow-tomatoes <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535216f2a82b4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535216f2a82b4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535216f2a82b4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkms/local-wkms-974853.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Murray, KY – Commentator Michael Cohen reaches into his mystery bag for an uncommon mystery set in a coal mining town in Pennsylvania where a series of murders are tied to baskets of mysteriously ripening tomatoes.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:00:39 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Michael Cohen 14170 at http://wkms.org Uncommon Mystery - The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes Amanda Cross' Kate Fansler debut is 'uncommon mystery' http://wkms.org/post/amanda-cross-kate-fansler-debut-uncommon-mystery <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535216f2a50a3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535216f2a50a3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535216f2a50a3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkms/local-wkms-881556.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Murray, KY – Commentator Michael Cohen pulls out his detective bag for a look through Carolyn Heilbrun's first novel in her academic Kate Fansler series, titled In the Last Analysis.</p> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:57:22 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Michael Cohen 6059 at http://wkms.org Amanda Cross' Kate Fansler debut is 'uncommon mystery' Uncommon Mystery - A Death in Belmont http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-mystery-death-belmont <p>Murray, KY – Michael Cohen pulls out his detective bag for another uncommon mystery.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:49:26 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Michael Cohen 630 at http://wkms.org Uncommon Mystery - A Death in Belmont