»In the modern atmosphere the Humdrums have become the designated scapegoats for the Golden Age’s perceived sin of having overemphasized the puzzle element in mysteries. Even Christie, despite her still great sales and popularity, has been mocked as merely a maker of puzzles. I get into all this in the Masters of the ‘Humdrum’ Mystery introduction, which is called ‘Mere Puzzles’.«
Blogspot: Rich Westwood in conversation with Curtis Evans about his book Masters of the ‘Humdrum’ Mystery . Read more at the fine blog Past Offences.