Uncommon Mystery 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: Killings at Badger's Drift http://wkms.org/post/uncommon-mystery-killings-badgers-drift <p>Professor Emeritus Michael Cohen reviews British author Caroline Graham's first mystery, <em>The Killings At Badger's Drift</em>, &nbsp;published in 1987 and adapted ten years later as the first episode of the British ITV series <em>The Midsomer Murders</em>.</p><p>Michael Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Murray State University. He is the author of <em>Murder Most Fair: &nbsp;The Appeal of Mystery Fiction</em>, published by Fairleigh&nbsp;Dickinson University Press in 2000.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:15:11 +0000 Kate Lochte 37683 at http://wkms.org Uncommon Mystery: Killings at Badger's Drift 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