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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

OUR FOUR PHANTOMS

THE PHANTOM IS COMING to SoCal again! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical The Phantom of the Opera will be at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, June 6–July 7, 2019, … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 2

WE LEFT Salvator Mundi with the right number of thumbs and a mixed royal provenance. We ain’t heard nothin’ yet. Here in Part 2 are a Russian oligarch, a Saudi … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE SALVATOR MUNDI CAPER PART 1

HERE ARE ALL the makings of a good whodunit: A da Vinci original. Or is it? A beheaded English king passes it on. But is he the only royal involved? … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

AKA SHERLOCK HOLMES PART 2

HOLMES WAS a man of many disguises. Here in Part 2, we’ll learn of Escott the plumber, maybe William Escott the Shakespearean actor, and an adventure in which just about … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

AKA SHERLOCK HOLMES PART 1

THE WORLD’S FIRST consulting detective occasionally assumed different personae, some named, others not. Here, in Parts 1 and 2, today and tomorrow, is a selection of those AKA Holmes actually … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

PHYL COE—A RADIO NANCY DREW, A FRIEND OF SUPERMAN PART 2

OUR STARS of the Phyl Coe Radio Mysteries were introduced yesterday in Part 1 here at SimanaitisSays. Today in Part 2, let’s see how Philco (“Phyl Coe,” get it?) hyped … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

PHYL COE—A RADIO NANCY DREW, A FRIEND OF SUPERMAN PART 1

OLD-TIME RADIO mysteries can lead to other revelations. Recently Sirius XM “Radio Classics” offered “Murder in the Sky,” a Phyl Coe Radio Mysteries program originally broadcast on September 28, 1937. … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment