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The Sirens Sang of Murder Mysteries

Can you recommend some good mystery novels for me to read? The last mystery novels I read that I really liked were the Hilary Tamar series by Sarah Caudwell. I liked those because they were fairly light and not gory. But I especially liked them because the dialogue/narration was sharp, witty, and wry. What are some other mystery writers who write like this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 25, 2008 - 33 answers

Haunted painting, Nickelodeon, 1980s: Give me back my button!!

Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

My bike is making a clicking noise...

My bike is making a clicking noise... [more inside]
posted by coolguy#1 on Jul 16, 2008 - 13 answers

What are these things?

What are these things? And what do they say? [more inside]
posted by aburd on Jul 15, 2008 - 22 answers

Who the heck's my pop?

How can I determine, with access to limited biological data, if my father is not who I thought he was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Recommend some ghostly mystery books, please!

I'm looking for supernatural mysteries! [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Jul 2, 2008 - 24 answers

People and Quandaries

Today on the corner of 6th Avenue and 20th Street, right next to the Avalon (which used to be the Limelight), there was a burnt mattress and a pile of furniture. On a small dresser there was an unlabeled Memorex CD-R. I put it in my bag, out of curiosity. All that was on it was a single short audio track. [more inside]
posted by Stonestock Relentless on Jun 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Mystery on 5th Avenue - real life puzzle ideas?

Please help me make a cheap but kick ass version of the amazing Mystery on 5th Avenue apartment for a friend. (recently on Mefi). [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jun 17, 2008 - 8 answers

The great oakton cat mystery

Cat on a hot tin roof in a thunderstorm? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Jun 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me identify some mysterious lights

Help me identify a UFO (in the proper sense), seen in Devon, UK a few weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Jun 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Is there an ichthyologist in the house?

Please help me identify this fish that I found in NYC along the Hudson River. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Jun 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Help us read the writing on the bag

What does this bag say? [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on May 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find a song, por favor.

I'm trying to find out the name of a song I heard a while ago. I remember some of the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on May 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me identify this metal mouth-like object!

Help me identify this mystery object. It looks sort of like a set of metallic false teeth, smaller than life-size, with a metal tube or something where the tongue should be. [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on May 30, 2008 - 13 answers

The Curse of 50 Perry

What happens in 50 Perry Street in the West Village of NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2008 - 7 answers

owen is stuck in a cave, his survival depends on you

the child otto falls down a hill, sprains his ankle, and then the situation gets worse. help me remember what children's book this scene is from? [more inside]
posted by phoeniciansailor on May 22, 2008 - 2 answers

What am I smoking?

What herb am I growing? Here's the wide view, the buds, and the leaves. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on May 16, 2008 - 10 answers

I'm almost dumb enough just to try one. Almost.

Help me identify this pill. [more inside]
posted by Simon! on May 13, 2008 - 28 answers

Show me some mystery objects.

Are there any good online resources for "Mystery Object" games? [more inside]
posted by djstig on May 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Mystery Panting

Can anyone give me any insight into this mystery painting? All thoughts welcomed. [more inside]
posted by hydatius on May 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Mystery fish

Please help me identify a fish that washed up on a Pacific Ocean beach in Oregon. [more inside]
posted by efalk on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

George Washington Carver is haunting me.

About once a month, I find a roasted peanut on the ledge beside the outside of my front door. Is someone testing to find out if I am in town? [more inside]
posted by oats on Apr 9, 2008 - 22 answers

Mystery Device: Telxon 718?

What exactly does a Telxon 718 do? It looks like a way-back calculator but only has plus, minus, and a few weird, presumably abbreviated, button markings. Any guesses as to what it does? Video within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 5, 2008 - 13 answers

What are the classics of genre fiction?

What are the classics of genre fiction? What are the best thrillers, mysteries, westerns, horror, romances, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Apr 3, 2008 - 27 answers

Help me find this song's title?

Help me find this song's title, please. [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Mar 16, 2008 - 24 answers

Who keeps clogging the toilet, and why?

[ToiletMysteryFilter]Why would someone clog a public toilet with paper every day? [more inside]
posted by dubold on Mar 14, 2008 - 31 answers

Identify the mystery song, win a cookie!

SongIDFilter: Can anyone identify this song? It's from a compilation CD, and I have no distinguishing information other than the song itself. It sounds quite familiar, but no-one I've asked has been able to place it. It seems rather cinematic, making me think that it's from a film score, but that's really all I have to go on. Any leads would be much appreciated.
posted by zachlipton on Mar 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Mystery voice haunts Ted Leo song. News at 11.

What is this mysterious background voice saying in the Ted Leo & The Pharmacists song "Ballad of the Sin Eaters"? It comes somewhere around 3:58... [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

British mystery TV shows/movies?

Great British mystery television shows/movies? My girlfriend and I are both rabid fans of good, old-fashioned British whodunnits. Nothing like a rainy Sunday curled up in the sofa to watch an insufferable amateur detective line up a bunch of eccentric upper-class Brits by the fireplace to expose their innermost red herrings: Poirot, Miss Marple, Jonathan Creek, Cadfael, Inspector Alleyn, Sherlock Holmes, Gosford Park -- we have pretty much watched them all, including numerous Agatha Christie movie adaptations. What else is out there? Must be British, or feature mainly Brits; extra points for smoking jackets, quaint little villages in Dorset, vintage automobiles and funny little Frenchmen. (We don't like modern police procedurals that much, though; Inspector Morse is all right, but not quite our cup of tea.)
posted by gentle on Jan 4, 2008 - 34 answers

It's never the creepy janitor.

What horror films feature a mystery killer? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jan 1, 2008 - 22 answers

Name the mystery object that was in my boyfriend's christmas cracker.

My boyfriend got this mystery object in his Christmas cracker and the family was stumped. What is it supposed to be? [more inside]
posted by shelleycat on Dec 29, 2007 - 24 answers

Coachella Mystery

Mystery surrounding a miracle in Coachella involving a cross which burns bright in a window, even at night? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Dec 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Pageturners with insightful character development?

I'm looking for novels that are pageturners (genres preferred: science fiction/fantasy, magic realism, mystery/suspense/thriller) but also have psychologically acute character development. Any recs?
posted by Malad on Dec 20, 2007 - 33 answers

Why does Subwayâ„¢ stink?

Every Subway smells the same, and it's rank and pervasive. What is it? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Dec 13, 2007 - 56 answers

Help with mystery mail

Someone at my office received this in the mail today: Picture. We have no idea who it is from or what it's about. [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Dec 13, 2007 - 27 answers

What's the real mystery here?

For a maybe-film project that my friends and I are playing around with, what small-but-notable crime or deviance could occur at a crowded party, within an hour? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Dec 11, 2007 - 26 answers

Help me solve this eBay iPhone pricing mystery!

Can someone explain to me why iPhones are routinely selling for way more than retail price on eBay? There's no shortage of 'em. [more inside]
posted by evariste on Nov 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Mystery Mixtape Movie Score Track: Elfman, Zimmer & Kazoos

Help me identify this mystery track from my friends' mix CD, that he can't recall either. No sample available, yet! It's more than likely a movie score track. Cross between 1941, Elfman, Zimmer, Willow, and involves kazoos in places. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 26, 2007 - 12 answers

What's it all for?

I was scrolling around my home province of Ontario in google maps, and I happened to stumble across this. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Nov 15, 2007 - 19 answers

Who is this mysterious radio voice?

They have a guy on NPR sometimes who gives these brief (maybe under 15 minutes?) meditations on some topic or another, and he has a fun Slavic accent, and sort of a gruff but friendly voice. Also, I have this impression that he lives in NYC. I wonder what his name is. I always seem to turn NPR on in the middle of his shtik and don't catch his name. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?
posted by evariste on Nov 14, 2007 - 26 answers

old movie title

I'm trying to find the title of a movie which frightened me as a child (40's/50's) In the movie, a young girl's mother has died & she has nightmares or fantasies about a killer who wears a feather. At the climax she sees the shadow of that feather coming for her & it turns out to be a lady's hat(the woman who is about to become her evil stepmother)maybe played by Bette Davis? & she is saved by her father. [more inside]
posted by comfortinsound on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Where is this building?

Where on earth is this building? I know it's on the shore of a lake, possibly in Switzerland. Sorry for the bad picture quality.
posted by rom1 on Nov 12, 2007 - 5 answers

Who is this funny guy?

Help me figure out the name of a comedian I saw in NYC...last December. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Nov 10, 2007 - 5 answers

The Case of the Mysterious Headache Mystery House: Or, Why does everyone have headaches?

Why do we all have headaches? Or The Case of the Mysterious Headache Mystery House. [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Nov 6, 2007 - 27 answers

New Wave Mystery Song

I belong to a New Wave forum in which someone asked for help IDing this song (YouTube). Four years later, after exhaustive searching, it's still a mystery. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Nov 4, 2007 - 26 answers

It's "Saw" all over again. Really.

Is it possible to spoof a Caller ID easily? If so, can you call a number and spoof that number's Caller ID to itself? As in, Person A gets a call from...Person A. [more inside]
posted by DMan on Oct 24, 2007 - 15 answers

What's this woven Asian container?

What is this woven Asian container? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Oct 13, 2007 - 7 answers

Please help me to identify this plant

What is this houseplant? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Sep 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Will nitroxiline help a throat infection?

Can nitroxoline be used to treat a throat infection? Will it do anything to help? [more inside]
posted by ndrw on Sep 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Mystery bird in Oakland

What the heck bird is this, seen walking around in Oakland several blocks from the bay front? [more inside]
posted by tula on Aug 19, 2007 - 8 answers

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