Jan 11 2011
I’ve been reading a collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories for the first time in my life. And unfortunately, I’m sort of left wondering, what’s the big deal? Am I really smart, or are these mysteries really dumb?
I’m reminded of this bit of dialogue from Throw Momma From The Train:
It was a murder mystery, three pages long, that, by the way, was no big trick in finding the murderer!
Well, what gave it away?
You only had two characters . . . one of which was dead on page two!