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Saturday, April 13th, 2013
12:32 pm
New Community
Hi, everyone,

I apologize if I'm breaking any rules by posting this, but I've started a new blog that some of you might be interested in adding. It's about the absurdities (and occasional mysteries!) that I come across in my research as a Victorian literature grad student. There are plenty of stories about the eccentric aristocracy, and plenty of recaps of strange Victorian plots. Occasionally I'll go slightly off topic and recount things from other points in history, but I'm trying to keep it as focused on the 19th century as possible.

Feel free to check it out at http://bizarrevictoria.livejournal.com/

Friday, March 23rd, 2007
12:33 am
Okay - so not so much mystery - but still interesting.  Stolen link from another journal to Victorian children stories - I haven't had a chance to check it out, but thought I'd share.
Friday, December 8th, 2006
3:13 pm
The Dark Little Mystery That Will Forever Remain a Mystery
 hope I am not breaking any of the rules by posting this, and if so I most humbly apologize.

I have recently created a community of my favorite story by Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood and invite one and all to check it out and join if you so wish: </a></b></a>mysteryofdrood

For those unfamiliar with the story... The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the story of young Edwin Drood, his uncle John Jaspers, a seemingly respectable choirmaster who is prone to fits of madness as well as being an opium addict, the fair Miss Rosa Bud, Edwin's fiancee and the object of Jaspers' obssession, the hot-blooded Landless twins from Ceylon, Neville and Helena, and more.  The story takes a turn when Drood mysteriously disappears.  What happened?  Was it murder?  The real enigma is that we will never know because Dickens died before the novels complition!!!  So the story really is a mystery and forever will be so.
Monday, April 17th, 2006
10:12 pm
I've started a New community for those interested
in going to the Jane Austen Festival, in Bath England, to be held in September of this year.


I hope it will be a place for all who are interested in going, or who have gone, to the Fest (or Bath) to talk, give opinions and ask questions in regards to the festival and city!

Thanks for your interest!
Friday, January 6th, 2006
11:09 am
Dear Boss
You are Jack the Ripper. Yours were some of the
most brutal murders recorded in history--yet
your case is still to this day unsolved. You
came from out of the fog, killed violently and
quickly and disappeared without a trace. Then
for no apparent reason, you satisfy your blood
lust with ever-increasing ferocity, culminating
in the near destruction of your final victim,
and then you vanish from the scene forever. The
perfect ingredients for the perennial thriller.
You are quite the mysteriously demented?

Which Imfamous criminal are you?
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
5:28 pm
Sherlock Holmes tonight at 11pmE 12amP on the Biography channel
The episode is the Norwood Builder

Saturday, October 15th, 2005
2:32 pm
So what do people like from a mystery plot?

What's too complex or too simple? Too many characters or too few?
I realise that the general scope of my question is rather huge but I trust in the intelligence of y'all to give somewhat more specific answers.

Any examples of very good or very poor mystery plots?

An added cheekyness on my part but could people please make their exmaples either fully expalined or from the classical end of the scale so I can find them on Project Gutenburg.

Thanks in anicipatory palpitations :p

Current Mood: lovin' Le Tigre
Monday, August 22nd, 2005
7:30 pm
Patricia Cornwell digging deeper into her Sickert=Ripper theory
When the crime writer Patricia Cornwell claimed to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper, she staked her reputation on it and said she was "100% sure" she had unmasked the killer.
But nearly three years on, Cornwell has gone back to the archives to gather more fingerprint evidence to bolster her case and try to silence her critics.....

Read more here
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
12:28 am
I found this a while ago but wasn't part of this community at the time, the theory of Doyle as murderer sparked it off in my mind.


Would be interested to know what y'all thought/think of this.

randomly I just found an album I didn't know I had, yayaya for boredom relief.
I bet it's rubbish now :(
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
9:43 am
Friday, July 29th, 2005
1:36 pm
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
1:15 pm
a wonderful review of Vidocq by lordruthven
Earlier tonight I was over at a friend's house and he showed me a bootleg copy of a French movie titled "Vidocq." It was loosely inspired by a real-life criminal who became a detective in 19th century Paris; however, this movie bore about as much resemblance to the real Vidocq as, say Thomas Wheeler's "The Arcanum" does to Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. In short, a legendary real-life person was made the hero of an ass-kicking extravaganza. Read more...Collapse )

So I am going to recommend "Vidocq" to people who already like the kinds of movies I enjoy - flashy, gothic period pieces with loads of anachronisms. I personally loved the hell out of it and am hoping that it gets an official U.S. release soon.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
10:32 pm
Victorian Mystery writer of the month...Wilkie Collins
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Wilkie Collins was born on 8 January 1824 and died on 23 September 1889. In those 65 years he wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories,
at least 15 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. A close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens' death
in June 1870, Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers. But after his death,
his reputation declined as Dickens's bloomed. Now, Collins is being given more critical and popular attention than he has for fifty years. Almost all
his books are in print, he is studied widely, and new film and television versions of some of his books have been made. Nevertheless, there is still
much to be discovered about this superstar of Victorian fiction.
Check out this website for more info
Happy Reading
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
9:41 pm
Victorian ghosts
Do you include Victorian ghost stories and novels within the category of "mysteries" as well?
Sunday, May 29th, 2005
3:29 pm
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
1:51 pm
1:20 pm
Saturday, May 14th, 2005
8:51 pm
10:40 am
Sherlock Holmes tonight at 8pm PST
The episode is "The Naval Treaty "

enjoy :)
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
5:19 pm
Sherlock Holmes tonight at 7pm and 9pm PST on Bio Channel
7pm & 11pm The Last Vampyre

9pm The Hound of the Baskervilles

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