Monthly Archives: October 2014

Is it art or pornography? – a very British haiku

The Oxford English Dictionary defines haiku as, “a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven and five.” Advertisements

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Estimating time of death – pasta mortis and zebra mortis

Extract from The Werewolf of Wottenham Wood I put on some vinyl gloves and made a closer examination of the body. It had been a frenzied attack with blood, offal and tissue fragments spread for several feet around the poor … Continue reading

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Crepuscular cat – a very British haiku

The Oxford English Dictionary defines haiku as, “a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven and five.”

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The eyes don’t have it – 10 things to look for in a person’s hands – part 1

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, yet it is my frank experience that the hands impart a far greater and broader range of data. Of course there is much that one can deduce from an … Continue reading

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I don’t like haiku – a very British haiku

The Oxford English Dictionary defines haiku as, “a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven and five.”

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The full moon

Even the man with a heart of gold, Who fights for what is right, May transform from man to beast, When the moon hangs full in the night.”  Traditional East European Gypsy Rhyme The full moon has always exerted a … Continue reading

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“It is not enough to look; one must also be able to see.”

“Other than that he is left-handed, yet plays his guitar right-handed, and that he is in the habits of walking in his office barefoot, and speaking with his mouth full, I am sorry to say that I can add very little.”
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Welcome!

Greetings. My name is Dr Rupert Harker, author of the as yet unpublished Urban-Smith series of mysteries.

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