The Good Soldier: A Modernist Murder Mystery

  Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier is not a novel that has aged well.  As a narrative, the adultery that would have scandalized aristocratic sensibilities passes for clichéd gossip today (and likely did at the time), and the commentary offered on divorced and Catholicism is simply lost on a generation that has been raised […]

The Moving Finger: A Feminist Detective Novel

  Agatha Christie is not only the most famous detective novelist of all time, she is arguably the most famous novelist of all time, having sold more novels, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, than any other writer (over 2 billion according to her estate).  Though her celebrity has waned in the decades following […]