Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Top 5 in December

DECEMBER 2016 SAW record pageviews for the ONTOS weblog, and for that we're very grateful to you, our Faithful Readers. Among the most popular: Fredric Brown's ingenious mashup of science fiction and detective story; a fatal miscalculation; a four-handed killer; a locked-room author abstaining from same; and a lady sleuth going in circles.

We've also included the Top 5 in the months of December 2013-2014-2015.

~ December 2016 ~
(1) "There May Be Something Even More Sinister Than Murder Behind It" - (HERE)
(2) "He Didn't Bother to Check His Work" - (HERE)
(3) "Sometimes I Think He's Really Alien to This World at Heart" - (HERE)
(4) "You Won't Be Able to Talk—Not When You're a Corpse!" - (HERE)
(5) "She Has Been Stealing from Me Little by Little for the Last Six Months" - (HERE)

~ December 2013 ~
(1) The Dilettante Sleuth Par Excellence - (HERE)
(2) Anthony Wynne — "One of the Lesser Golden Age Writers" - (HERE)
(3) Mark Twain's Anti-detective Fiction - (HERE)
(4) "A Strange Medley of Stage Realism, Fantasy, Farce, and Tragedy" - (HERE)
(5) "The American Equivalent of the English Drawing Room Murder Mystery" - (HERE)

~ December 2014 ~
(1) "A Brilliant Bit of Investigation and Deduction" - (HERE)
(2) John and Mary and Sherlock and Nick - (HERE)
(3) Defending the Detective Story - (HERE)
(4) "The Only Kind of Story to Which the Strict Laws of Logic Are in Some Sense Applicable" - (HERE)
(5) Poe on the Couch - (HERE)

~ December 2015 ~
(1) "I Like My Detective Stories Pretty Plain—A Mystery, Its Solution, and Its Development": Reviews from THE BOOKMAN III - (HERE)
(2) OLD-TIME DETECTION, Autumn 2015 - (HERE)
(3) Three Adventures with John Dyce, Blind Detective (and One Without Him) - (HERE)
(4) "This Was a Curious Thing — The Whole Crux to the Mystery Lay in It" - (HERE)
(5) "Man Likes to Break Laws, and I Suspect That Secretly His Heart Goes with the Daring Villain Who Breaks the Law and Escapes the Penalty": Reviews from THE BOOKMAN IV - (HERE)

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