|P. D. James' sensitive, poetical Inspector Adam Dalgliesh as played on PBS by Roy Marsden|
|Dante Alighieri: medieval crimestopper?|
|Sherlock Holmes and his amanuensis, Watson|
On another topic, Google rightfully celebrated the birthday today of the great South African singer Miriam Makeba. In this vintage clip she sings her joyful hit "Pata Pata"—doesn't it make you so happy to be alive?