You can read about Maxine's day job here as publishing executive editor of Nature magazine. This probably explains why Maxine's reviews are always such a pleasure to read and her writing flows so smoothly in comparison with a certain bearded blogger. The deviously convoluted mind of Uriah Robinson, inspired, apparently, by the "Round Britain" radio quiz, has come up with a set of questions so fiendish (and he's been called worse than that, he says) that one can only read the answers in utter amazement -- an amazement that is increased when one reads that somebody in the world was able to score 80 per cent. We are assured that an easier version is in the works for the Spring. These retired dentists! At the moment I am reading The Man at the Window by K.O.Dahl [for Euro Crime] and will then start on The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin [also for Euro Crime] but I will probably be able to fit in a Crimini short story for a post here sometime.
I thought I might exercise my "deviously convoluted mind" with a quicky quirky question to stretch your brains over Saturday night and possibly Sunday morning.
No prizes this time I am afraid you will have to wait for Quirky Quiz: Spring Edition for that, and no performance enhancing drugs beyond coffee and tea!
Here we go:
What is the link between a cinematic recreation of a Roman slave revolt, a Turkish museum, Dr Albert Hirsch, and the odd son of antiques dealer Mogscha Rosenberg?
It is deviously convoluted, but really very easy when you know the answer.;)
Clue: This is a crime fiction blog.