Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Top 5 in October

Here are ONTOS's most popular postings for the past four Octobers. As usual we offer this caveat first: Since the most ephemeral things mankind has devised are whatever we place on the Internet, don't be surprised if pictures evaporate and links die unremarked. That, more than anything else we can think of, signals the superiority of the old-fashioned book; only with the printed page do we have unlimited access to information without the intervention and, worse, the interference of third parties; i.e., when you read, there are only the author's words and you.

~ October 2016 ~
(1) "It Killed Him Like That—Squeezed the Life Out of Him in No Time" - (HERE)
(2) Norman A. Daniels—Nearly Forgotten Uberpulpster - (HERE)
(3) The Top 5 in September - (HERE)
(5) "We Need Your Planet" - (HERE)

~ October 2013 ~
(1) The Correspondence School Detective - (HERE)
(2) Why Aren't There More—and Better—Science Fiction Mysteries? - (HERE)
(3) "A Cleverly Disguised Homage" - (HERE)
(4) Clay-footed Gumshoes - (HERE)
(5) Criminal Scholarship - (HERE)

~ October 2014 ~
(1) OLD-TIME DETECTION, Summer 2014 - (HERE)
(2) Who Was Dexter Drake? - (HERE)
(3) "You Fancy Yourself Quite a Toff But I'll Show You I'm Toffer Than You Are" - (HERE)
(4) "There Are Murders, There's a Detective, and Sleuthing of a Sort, but the Solution Is in the Stratosphere" - (HERE)
(5) "The Story Is Not Badly Done" - (HERE)

~ October 2015 ~
(1) "A Master of the Psychology of Fear, of the Torments of the Crime-Burdened Conscience" - (HERE)
(2) "Something Had, Obviously, Gone Wrong" - (HERE)
(3) "It Is a Difficult Thing, However, to Hush Up As Serious a Matter As Murder, Particularly on Shipboard" - (HERE)
(4) Four More for EQ and One That Didn't Make It - (HERE)
(5) "There Wasn't a Chance Any Life Remained in That Torn Flesh, in Those Broken Bones" - (HERE)

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