Dave Lull’s holiday selection

During my quiet phase over the holidays, Dave Lull has been his usual creatively active self. I have pretty much caught up with him now over at Librarian’s Place. Many of the articles he has sent are worth more than simply putting up over there, but realistically, I don’t have time to comment on them all. So let me instead urge you to go over there to look at the articles. Here are some of the highlights:

For all these and more, please visit Librarian’s Place and partake of the feast of articles and links provided by our ever-vigilant OWL.

8 thoughts on “Dave Lull’s holiday selection

  1. I’ve been wondering: is Librarian’s Place meant to be sort of anonymous? Why is the librarian from Wisconsin? Is it just because of the acronym? Am I being dense?

  2. I’ve replied to Debra by email, but for anyone else who has similar questions, this is from Petrona “about” page:
    “Librarian’s place is a collection of articles sent to me by an omnipresent Wisconsin librarian, and a few others.”

  3. Your answer to “Why are so many mysteries set in churches?” — One answer is they aren’t — is a good deal more clever than the original article, which was glib, vapid and thoroughly unsurprising. The author missed one obvious possibility: the mystery story’s incubation in the English village. Set a story in a confined area where the most prominent buildings may be the church and the manor house, and it’s no surprise that writers will set stories there. Pretty soon, the tradition becomes a habit.
    Detectives Beyond Borders
    “Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home”

  4. Too right, Peter, as long as the village still has a church of course, which, increasingly, it won’t have. I suppose according to the thesis of this article we can therefore look forward to a rash of “pub” mysteries, as that’s the closest thing many villages have to a central meeting point (the village shop/post office being an endangered species also).

  5. No, comment moderation isn’t enabled, Peter, so I am afraid your reply is lost in the e-aether. We are bereft.

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