Charlotte Armstrong

Banning ‘Experience’: Words That Annoy

I’ve finally become my parents; they were sticklers for grammatical exactitude. I knew it would happen, but I think it’s largely because I read so much. Books, posters – this poster. As noted in the previous post, there’s a Sherlock Holmes ‘experience’ currently at Madame Tussauds. It’s a word routinely added to any activity which […]

Invisible Ink 7: Charlotte Armstrong

She should have been regarded as the Mistress of Suspense, but instead her name is all but lost. Charlotte Armstrong was born in the iron-mining territory of Vulcan, Michigan, in 1905, and worked in the classified ads department of the New York Times before hitting her stride as a playwright and mystery writer. She adopted […]