Sunday, December 31, 2017
A Strange Company 2017
Welcome to our annual look back at the past year in Strange Company, where I list the Top Ten posts of the past twelve months!
Without any further ado, here is the best--or, at least, most popular--moments from my blog, ranked from top to bottom. It's an eclectic mix, with something weird for everyone.
1. The Case of the Vanishing Lieutenant.
A Cold War-era mystery that sounds like something from a particularly wacky spy novel.
2. The Wynekoop Mystery.
Did Dr. Alice Wynekoop murder her daughter-in-law?
3. Never Bored: The Many Wars of Alfred Wintle.
One of the great English eccentrics.
4. The Haunted Mill.
A once-famed early 19th century ghost story.
5. A Revolting and Horrible Affair: The West Twenty-Third Street Murder
The brutal and seemingly senseless killing of financier Benjamin Nathan; one of New York's classic unsolved crimes.
6. In Deep Water: The Last Dive of the Lonergans
A missing-persons case with some unusual elements.
7. Weekend Link Dump, September 8, 2017
I'm not sure why this particular WLD made the cut, but I suppose it's not surprising, as a number of people have told me the Friday link roundup is the only reason they read my blog. (Maybe not the most tactful way of putting it, guys.)
8. . Book Clipping of the Day, August 30, 2017
In which Robert Kirk learns it's not very wise to dish the dirt on fairies.
9. Magazine Clipping of the Day, September 20, 2017
The mystery of Alice Phillip's unusual epitaph.
10. Newspaper Clipping of the Day, September 6, 2017
The end of an era: the final installment of "Famous Cats of New England."
And thus ends our look back at 2017. I plan to keep this blog going for at least one more year, so I hope you'll join me for more murders, disappearances, ghosts, and general assorted oddities.
And if the spirits are kind to me, maybe even more talking cats. See you in 2018!