Category Archives: The art of deduction

Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Six. Dead as a Dolfin.

Chapter one of LAUGH OUT DEAD can be found HERE If you have missed INTELLIGENT DESIGN: GENESIS, chapter one can be found HERE Chapter Six Dead as a Dolfin Tuesday the 31st I awoke on Monday morning in good spirits, … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Five

Continued from Chapter Four CHAPTER FIVE  THE HUMMINGBIRD’S WRISTWATCH  Wednesday the 25th I rose bright and early on Wednesday morning, and was delighted to find that Mrs Denford had prepared a full English. Urban-Smith was already at the kitchen table, browsing … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Four

Continued from Chapter Three CHAPTER FOUR A BEAUTIFUL WIDOW Tuesday, the 24th St Clifford’s Hospital was established in 1812 by Percival Clifford, a wealthy philanthropist who had made his fortune from the publication of exotic lithographs. The Hospital was originally … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Three

Continued from Chapter Two * CHAPTER THREE. PROFESSOR GORSHKOV LAID BARE. Monday the 23rd I spent the following morning giving evidence at coroner’s court. It was an open and shut case of suicide by strangulation. What made it somewhat irregular … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter Two

Continued from Chapter One CHAPTER TWO. HE WHO LAUGHS LONGEST. Sunday the 22nd As always, it started with a death. It was Sunday afternoon in late October 2006, and I had been lodging with Urban-Smith for about two months. I … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Dead – Chapter One

CHAPTER ONE. A MEETING OF MINDS. Of course I had heard of him, even before I moved to London. Who hasn’t heard of the legendary Fairfax Urban-Smith, author, detective, paranormal investigator and one-man cause célèbre? It was the summer of … Continue reading

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Dead rabbis and potato crisps.

The art of deduction involves more than simply observing. It is not sufficient to notice details, or even to recognise their meaning. The importance is recognising their relevance to the matter at hand. One may infer that a murder victim … Continue reading

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Introduction to misinterpretology

 Have you ever seen a ghost? Or been abducted by aliens? Or communicated with the dead? Perhaps you have attributed the experience to something mundane and not realised the significance of the event.

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The eyes don’t have it – 10 things to look for in a person’s hands – part 2

 CONTINUED FROM PART ONE

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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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