Tag: Deal Me In 2015

  • 8 ♠ The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Another re-read and another Dupin – hurrah! One of the many wonderful things about this Poe story is the beginning.  The narrator basically starts with a spiel on how checkers players have to be more analytical than chess players, since “the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the […]

  • 10 ♦ Beauty and the Beast

    Once again – I assure you I shuffled this deck very well!  But I can’t really complain to get another fairytale, and what could be more appropriate for Valentine’s weekend than this story? The original “Beauty and the Beast” was written in the 18th century by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont.  According to the endnotes of the […]

  • 4 ♠ The Mystery of Marie Rogêt … A ♥ The Old Manse

    The Mystery of Marie Rogêt is from the trio of C. Augustus Dupin mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe.  It is closely based on the real-life murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers, except the setting is Paris instead of New York City.  Marie Rogêt leaves her home one Sunday evening, purportedly to visit a relative, and she is […]

  • 8 ♦ Ashputtle

    …also known as Cinderella! I promise I shuffled the cards very, very well at the beginning of this challenge, and yet here we have another fairytale.   Not that I’m complaining.  (And besides, random selection is unlikely to be uniform.)  I already know my next card – and rest assured! it’s not a diamond. The […]