Cadbury on the Dauphin: The Lost King of France

Deborah Cadbury‘s “Lost King of France” about the Dauphin combines my passion for historical mysteries, cold cases, and forensics. My interest was peaked after watching the movie “the Scarlet Pimpernel” with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. I had read the book by Baroness Emmuska Orczy but found it tedious and much less amusing than the movie. My […]

Beyond the Man in the Iron Mask

Beyond the Man in the Iron Mask: by request, I post all three parts that I wrote as guest posts for other bloggers here for readability. ___________________________________ I like to read about old unsolved cases. We usually refer to them as historical mysteries. One of them is the story of the unknown prisoner or the man […]

King Richard III: Ruthless Ruler? Yes. Regicide? No.

After I posted my take on the historical mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask, Suzie suggested that I look at King Richard III and the case of the Princes in the Tower. King Richard III is in general regarded as their murderer and the play by Shakespeare has done everything to cement that […]

Guest post: David V. Neily

Guest post: David V. Neily. A case overview by Sue Carney David Neily at his daughter’s wedding, July 2005 “Love has no boundaries of time or space. It survives forever without nourishment or encouragement to flow forth as the pure water from the blossom of the Earth’s Heart.” David Neily This poem was written by David […]

The Lost King of France

The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury combines my passion for historical mysteries, cold cases, and forensics. The movie “The Scarlet Pimpernel” with Anthony Andrews got me interested as the book by Baroness Emmuska Orczy was tedious and far less amusing. My attraction to “the Scarlet Pimpernel” is easily explained by Andrews’ character as a master […]