RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V5 #59

From: Marianne Macdonald ( marianne.macdonald@lineone.net)
Date: 24 Feb 2003

On Monday, February 24, 2003, at 09:00 AM, RARA-AVIS Digest wrote:

> Holmes was
> the embodiment of the idea that any problem could be
> solved by pure reason, and is, on that account, the
> precursor of characters like Futrelle's S.F.X. Van
> Dusen, (aka "The Thinking Machine") or Christie's
> Hercule Poirot with his "little grey cells."

Yes, and Father Brown??? I think it's time I had another look at him: it's been decades.


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