Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Top 5 in July

Herewith is our belated Top 5 list for July 2017, as well as for most of the previous few years ONTOS has been around. The older the posting the more likely there won't be anything at the end of certain hot links that you'll see there, something we find as deplorable as you no doubt do, but that seems to be the nature of the Internet beast. Sic transit . . .

~ July 2017 ~
(1) Salmagundi—Number Two - (HERE)
(2) "It Was with Something of a Shock That I Found Myself Looking Directly Along the Barrel of a .45 Automatic Pistol" - (HERE)
(3) "It Is the Cleverest Criminal Who Always Makes the Most Striking Blunder" - (HERE)
(4) Miscellaneous Monday—Number Sixteen - (HERE)
(5) "It Is Surprising, Then, That a Scholar of This Type Should Stoop to the Lowly Murder Yarn" - (HERE)

~ July 2014 ~
(1) "These Stories Are, Altogether, More Amusing Than Intriguing" - (HERE)
(2) "Although This Is an Eccentric Book, It Has Plenty of Plus Points" - (HERE)
(3) "Scenery Is Delightful, Writing Good, Sleuth Clever, and Criminal Elusive" - (HERE)
(4) "It Is a Negligible Affair, a Chip in Porridge, an Eloquent Sermon on the Old Text" - (HERE)
(5) "Dogmatic Detectival Pronouncements, Half-wrong and Half-right" - (HERE)

~ July 2015 ~
(1) Two Dozen (Nearly) Detectives All in One Place - (HERE)
(2) SCRIBNER'S Reviews II - (HERE)
(3) "All He Could Say Was That He Hadn't Known Miss Bargain Was Like That" - (HERE)
(4) "Now, If You Attempt to Stop Him, I Swear Before God I'll Shoot You!" - (HERE)
(5) "It Was a Rainy Night, and I Heard a Fog-horn Out in the River" - (HERE)

~ July 2016 ~
(1) The Locked Room Mystery in the Mid-Twentieth Century (with One from the Twenty-first) - (HERE)
(2) "We Both Went Down Onto the Bare Boards of the Stage and Didi Cheri, Still Yelling, Jumped on Top of Both of Us" - (HERE)
(3) "This Here West Coast Publicks a Bunch a Crooks" - (HERE)
(4) "Why Do You Humans Prey on One Another, in This and So Many Other Phases of Life?" - (HERE)
(5) "As He Died—by Accident or Design—or Maybe Just That Bad Luck Which Works Against Every Murderer—He Branded You" - (HERE)

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