Hey, what have we here! Miss Marple vs. Robert Mitchum, Agatha Christie against Mickey Spillane. Other players include Lauren Bacall, Raymond Chandler, Philip Marlowe and, of course, Hercule Poirot. Thrilling matches, well described and annotated – but to truly appreciate all this you must know a game called bridge.

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Justice Is Done
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 175
 

A regular ESRA feature, here is the latest compilation of readers' humorous contributions of jokes and reminiscences to bring smiles to readers' faces.

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A bit of humor
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 175
 

This regular feature offers to provide smiles with some 'Good Quotes', some humorous 'Classified Advertisements' and various jokes.

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A bit of Humor
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 174
 

The semifinals of the Crime Writers’ Association annual knockout teams tournament provided all the razzle-dazzle and top-notch bridge the fans had come to expect from the star-studded field.

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THE LAST LAUGH
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 174
 

Outstanding photos from our 173 photo competition, and details of the current competition - TRADITIONS

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Now this is what we call a ‘cold snap’: Photo Contest 173
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 173
 

Expectations ran high ahead of the semifinals of the Crime Writers Association annual knockout team tournament and the fans were not to be disappointed. Alan Caplan describes the exciting competition.

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Out with the Falcon
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 173
 

Some good jokes to keep you smiling!

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A bit of Humor
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 173
 

Discovering the joy and satisfaction of ‘painting by number’ Eli Libenson shares his pleasure and suggests readers follow his example and produce beautiful paintings of their own.

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Canvas, brushes, and in 1, 2, 3 I’ve got a painting
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 172
 

Some jokes about seniors and others to make you smile!

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A bit of humor
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 172
 

This time Alan recounts a side competition at the quarterfinal match of the Crime Writers Association annual knockout teams’ tournament. This match, between the star-studded pairs across the eight tables, was won by actor Robert Mitchum and sleuth Philip Marlowe of the Raymond Chandler team.

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Farewell, My Lovely
Category: Leisure
Issue No. 172
 
 
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