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High Road to China 26 September 2023

1983 adventure, dir. Brian G. Hutton, Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong: IMDb / AllMovie. It's the 1920s. Eve Tozer's father will be declared dead, and his crooked business partner will take over the company, unless she can find him and get him to a British court. What this needs is a drunken war hero!

A Six-Letter Word For Death, Patricia Moyes 25 September 2023

1983 mystery, sixteenth in the series about Superintendent Henry Tibbett. Tibbett receives a letter from an obvious crank: a crossword, to which the answers hint at undetected murders. The resolution of that is straightforward enough, but it's only the beginning…

The Weekly Challenge 235: One, Zero 24 September 2023

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved spotting sequences, and duplicating list entries. (Note that this ends today.)

Cthulhu Eternal WWI 23 September 2023 - 1 comment

I've localised another SRD book for Cthulhu Eternal.

Wheel of the Infinite, Martha Wells 22 September 2023

2000 fantasy. Maskelle was a high-ranking priest, but did something bad and has been living in exile. Now she's called back to Duvalpore, because something strange is going on with the Hundred-Year Rite that will reinforce the world…

Marlow Board Games 21 August 2023 21 September 2023

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues.

She Commands Me And I Obey, Ann Leckie 20 September 2023 - 4 comments

2014 SF short story, set in the same universe as the Imperial Radch series. Her-Breath-Contains-The-Universe is is a junior monk in a monastery (on a space station) that also trains players for something like the Mesoamerican ballgame, which has political significance too…

Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery 19 September 2023

2006 remount of the 1947 audio thriller by Francis Durbridge, in 8 parts. Paul and Steve are asked to take a pair of spectacles with them on their trip to Cairo…

Seven Sisters, Celia Lake 18 September 2023

2020 romantic fantasy, seventh and last of its loose series. Vivian Porter's inquiry agency is humming along, so she does a favour for a friend by looking into strange goings-on at a boarding house outside Oxford.

The Weekly Challenge 234: Triplets with Character 17 September 2023

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved messing about with lists. (Note that this ends today.)

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