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Nope - a fashion misstep, definitely. Unless the difference between the front and back (or sides eh?) is not too pronounced(15, 16, 17), it looks uniformly horrid. Btw 22 is a cheat; that's a just a really high front slit. :)
Paul Drake. And I think Perry Mason should qualify - he definitely figured out the whodunnits. He was pretty fine as Ironside too.
Agreed. I'm a fan too.
He's hot. The books can be a little graphic for some though - be warned. If you like that sort of thing you should try the Michael Slade books - Headhunter, Ghoul, Cutthroat, etc. Michael Slade is the pen name of a Canadian criminal attorney and his daughter, I believe. Very gruesome, imaginatively gruesome. Good police procedurals as well.
I always like Tuppence and Tommy; Dame Agatha didn't pay enough attention to them. Mr. Quin was top notch too and got short shrift.
Excellent list Jamie. A few I'd never heard about. A little surprised at your reaction to item #4 -"shockingly many of these proposals were put into action" - not so shockingly if you ask me. The folks in power will do what they will. There was a great hue and cry at the time - Watergate eh? The downfall of Nixon. He wasn't as smart as the guys after him - they managed to do worse, legally. Look to Bill Clinton for the policy of Rendition and Bush for The Patriot Act. Way worse than a little B&E.
You're quite right Jw...it even has a name. Was a huge fire, near to where I currently live. Wiped out entire towns...
Not bad. Quite a few classics missing though - No Wooster and Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse), no Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin (Rex Stout), no Adam Dalgliesh (P.D. James), no Albert Monk (Anne Perry). These are just a few that I've read, there are plenty more. Maybe could have done the list in a couple parts - past and present day detectives. Definitely could do a list just on TV detectives - I'm partial to McLeod myself....
Great effort TyB. The bird and bait thing really shouldn't surprise us that much; you could do a whole list just on crows and their problem solving/tool using abilities. Fascinating that other species can think and plan. Didn't know about pack-hunting coatimundi's or monkey imitating cats either. gS49 mentioned her cats chirping at birds; mine do the same thing. I always thought of it as an involuntary reaction - like a teeth gnashing, can't get through the glass, frustration sound - now I'm not so sure....?