Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Top 5 in February

A collection of true crime accounts tops this past February's most viewed list, with one piece of crime fiction and three science fiction stories following close on its heels. We've also included the top ONTOS posts in the month of February for the three years prior.

~ February 2017 ~ 
(1) "Of All the Perfect Crimes Ever Planned This One, Discussed Within Full Hearing of the Police, Was the Strangest" -  (HERE)
(2) "Sometimes It Makes Me Sore That I Did It, Gave Them the Twist" -  (HERE)
(3) "Nothing Is So Innocent As a Piece of White Paper" -  (HERE)
(4) "I Believe in Scientific Methods in Crime Detection, Of Course, but I Do Not Believe They Have Yet Reached the Stage Where They Can Begin to Supplant the Tried and Tested Methods of Scotland Yard" -  (HERE)
(5) "Extra-Sensory Detection" -  (HERE)

~ February 2014 ~
(1) "A Book Remarkable for Completeness, Accuracy, and Infallible Soundness of Judgment" - (HERE)
(2) "It Is a Better Novel Than THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD" - (HERE)
(3) "A Chastened and Far More Palatable Character" - (HERE)
(4) Not Quite So Idiosyncratic - (HERE)
(5) A Defense of the "Puzzle Novel" - (HERE)

~ February 2015 ~
(1) "Life Can Never Be Staid or Humdrum In a Community Where a Detective May Turn Out to Be a Murderer Or a Corpse Or, Stranger Still, a Detective" - (HERE)
(2) "S. S. Van Dine Was Born of a Nervous Breakdown" - (HERE)
(3) "A Few of the Recent Changes in the Police Novel, Which Do Roughly Correspond to Changes in the Social History of Our Time" - (HERE)
(4) "Never in the Long History of Fiction Has There Been a Figure Comparable to Sherlock Holmes" - (HERE)
(5) "He Was Solely an Expression of the Analytical Capacity of the Intellect—A Ratiocinative Device" - (HERE)

~ February 2016 ~
(1) Before There Was Raffles There Was Simon Carne - (HERE)
(2) Four Dr. Feather Mysteries - (HERE)
(3) The Tie That Binds - (HERE)
(4) "The Trunk Had a Nice Corpse in It" - (HERE)
(5) "Herbert Felt Completely Safe" - (HERE)

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