We interrupt this blog for a quick round of begging, or more accurately "blegging," I suppose. If you are planning to do your holiday shopping - or any other kind - from Amazon, and you are kindly disposed towards Classic Mysteries, I'd really appreciate it if you would use the Amazon box link on the upper right corner of the page. Anything you buy if you go to Amazon by clicking within that Amazon box earns me a remarkably small percentage of the price (at no additional cost to you), to pay for my blogging - domain, blog software (Typepad), books, etc. It would be, and is, very much appreciated. We now return you to our regularly scheduled reviews and blog posts below. Thank you for your consideration.