Words, words, words: Nine years of blog posts on Shakespeare as a crime writer
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Some of the posts sound the standard Shakespeare-crime themes, mainly that lots of people die by foul means in the plays. Another explores Shakespeare's use of repetition to build tension in Hamlet. One post I especially like discusses a 17th-century criticism of Shakespeare that sounds like a 20th-century criticism of Mickey Spillane or a 21st-century knock on noir.
- "Hamlet, our crime fiction contemporary"
- "Words, words, words"
- "Jeopardy! catches up to Detectives Beyond Borders, then gets one of its own questions wrong"
- "A bit more from a great seventeenth-century crime writer"
- "Bill Shakespeare, sleuth / A question for readers"
- "Critic blasts crime fiction for lacking ontological scrutiny"
- "An English writer's Scottish crime story," and my favorite of the bunch, a post in which
- I catch Samuel Johnson out for an erroneous Shakespeare attribution in his Dictionary of the English Language.