“Couldn’t get you out — had to set you on fire.”

Watching a TV quiz show, I was surprised by a question asking which author was set on fire while playing cricket at Lord’s. I correctly guessed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but wanted to know more of the story about the man behind Sherlock Holmes. First Class Cricket Sir Arthur Conan Doyle played for MCC until 1907. He finished with… More “Couldn’t get you out — had to set you on fire.”

A Judgement In Stone

Widely considered to be one of her greatest works, A Judgement In Stone is a 1977 novel by Ruth Rendell. This is a psychological thriller that concerns the murder of four members of the Coverdale family. George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles all died in the space of fifteen minutes on the 14th February, St Valentine’s Day. They were shot… More A Judgement In Stone