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Next Steps and Patreon

I thought I would pop a post on here to let everyone know what’s happening with the various websites and projects. My main focus is building a spreadsheet of information from the UK and Ireland independent publishers that I have listed on this blog, and some that are still on the reams of handwritten notes …

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List of Phobias

Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing. Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching. Acerophobia- Fear of sourness. Achluophobia- Fear of darkness. Acousticophobia- Fear of noise. Acrophobia- Fear of heights. Aerophobia- Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances. Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places. Aeronausiphobia- Fear of vomiting secondary to …

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Father Knox’s Decalogue

The Ten Rules of (Golden Age) Detective Fiction Monsignor Ronald A. Knox (1888-1957) was a British clergyman, editor, a literary critic, a humourist and a detective story writer himself who nicely laid out, with a gentle wit, the “ten rules” that guided detective fiction in its so-called Golden Age. They appeared in the preface to …