Wednesday, March 17, 2010

And on...

An agitated movement snagged everyone's attention; Hercule was visibly shaking with outrage.
"Never once, non, never I tell you, not ever did the suggestion pass her lips, did Mme. Agatha force me to endure a shambles of a storyline such as this! No apparent plot, a collection of well-known characters doing nothing; pray do tell where is the mystery, the murder? What is the writer thinking?! Mon Dieu! It is St Patrick's Day and she has not dressed us in silly frocks or dancing jigs or drinking copious amounts of that Irish beverage, Guinness! And colouring a few words on a blog is just lazy authorship, Mme."
This last was glared at me through the monitor accompanied with a wagging finger.
"Oh, good grief, give the poor bloke a stiff scotch, Basil, before we throttle him for the first victim, you know what he's like when Miss L is away at Sydney's LGBT Mardi Gras. Bet there's an odd chap lurking about back there in the shadows who needs a good sorting out " Barnaby only half-joked, but there was movement as someone came forward toward the group in the dim electric light.
It was Foyle who recognised him first; standing and reaching out to shake his hand, Foyle exclaimed jovially,
"This is a pleasant surprise, Alleyn! Ladies and gentlemen, " Foyle turned to introduce the new-comer to the assorted group of detectives,
" I give you Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard."

1765 While serving with British forces at Quebec Irish troops celebrated the first St Patrick's Day on Canadian soil.
1860 The first Taranaki War erupted at Waitara.
1984 The 130th Boat Race was postponed barely an hour before the beginning of the race as the Cambridge vessel argued with a barge and sank.
1992 Then-PM Paul Keating called for a new Australian flag to symbolise greater cultural independence.
Yellow = New Zealand

Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality.
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.
Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm.


  1. the funny thing is that I found myself reading this post with a Hercule Poirot accent. Madness!! lol

    I do love watching him and Jane Marple. I would love to ahve seen those two in action in the same book or film.

    Have you read an Ngaio Marsh?

  2. I'd have loved to have seen those two thrown together in a book, Janine lol.
    Yep, read heaps of her books years ago, loved ém ;)

  3. "...pray do tell where is the mystery, the murder?"

    The mystery is, why are you doing this? The murder is that of English crime literature throughout the last century...although I can't help thinking it needs putting out of its misery anyway.

  4. Oh, good, at least one of us has found the motive for this, Brian!