Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Mystery Mystery

I'm re-reading Dorothy L. Sayers The Nine Tailors. On the cover, the NY Post claims it is "One of the best mysteries obtainable in the world today."

Hmm... to me, this implies the reviewer knows of better mysteries -- maybe a whole heap of better mysteries -- that we just can't get to. They are all locked away in a sultan's palace, or buried on a desert island, or kept in a secret government mystery cache, to be released only in times of dearth-of-good-mystery emergencies.

So where do you think all of these top-notch mysteries are?

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