According to my impeccably-researched sources, it is two months today until Paul Halter’s 60th birthday. Now, I’m quite the fan of this French locked room maestro – his publication in English by John Pugmire under the guise of Locked Room International has provided no small amount of delight in my house – and so I’ll doubtless try to post something to mark this occasion.
And then I thought, “Hell, I’m just one guy – and not a very impressive one at that,” and figured that it wouldn’t be much of a 60th birthday if it’s just me on the stage on my own. So, with the intent of making it something more of an occasion, I throw it open to you and your interwebs: can I interest anyone in joining me and posting something Paul Halter-related – a book review, an opinion piece, a collection of his cover art…whatever, go crazy – on your blog on 19th June 2016?
I’m putting this up now to give appropriate notice, and I’ll try to remember to post again with a month to go to remind you. In a similar (but non-copyright-infringing) vein to Rich’s superb, long-running, well-established, widely-followed, and generally more thought through Crimes of the Century at Past Offences, links on the day can be put in the comments either below this post or the one due in a month and I’ll attempt a round-up here on The Invisible Event.
If you were looking for an excuse to get into Halter, here’s your chance! Suggestions can be found on this site and elsewhere. He’s a puzzler par excellence and has done some fabulously original work in a field already seemingly chock-full long before he’d even started, and I hope you’ll be able to join me in celebrating some of that.
What’s that? My hand, you say? Getting there. Back next week. Possibly the week after…