Dr. Whodunit Blog

Join me for interesting tidbits and factoids about the Golden Age of Detective Fiction as well as announcements of upcoming works.


Free Chapter from “The Search of the Golden Plates”
The Chase of the Golden Plates is a modern adaptation of a novel by Jacques Futrelle published in 1908 updating the story to 1933 and rewriting it in modern English …
From the Desk of Dr. Whodunit….
What’s happening now and coming next….. There’s a new posting on the Inficons website (www.inficons.com). It’s a short story about critiquing other writer’s work. I think you’ll find it interesting. …
An interesting tidbit about the life & death of Jacques Futrelle….
Jacques Futrelle, the author of the Chase of the Golden Plates, the Thinking Machine novel on which I based a modern adaptation of the same name died on April 15, …
The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death
One of the most intriguing mysteries about Edgar Allan Poe Poe is how he died at the age of forty. Doing some research on the web, I found the following …
The Dr. Whodunit site is live.
At long last, the site, www.markbielecki.com (aka Dr. Whodunit) is live with the posting of two audiobooks – The Chase of the Golden Plates and Pugh & Tress Times Two. …
Mystery Surrounds Two Famous Detectives
We’ve all heard of Sherlock Holmes and many of us have read the stories. You may or may not have heard of Nero Wolfe, a fictional detective who lives in …
New Whodunit released in April 2021
The Chase of the Golden Plates has been released in eBook (PDF) and Audiobook (MP3) format effective April 30. It's a classic Whodunit involving a masquerade ball, a Burglar, a …
New Audiobook Released April 7, 2021
It’s entitled The Wall: Chronicle of a Scuba Trial by Dr. Lawrence Martin.A young woman is lost on a scuba dive in Grand Cayman. Did she suffer nitrogen narcosis? Or …