Sunday, March 1, 2020

BW9: Ladies of Fiction - Deborah Crombie

Welcome to March and National Women's History Month as well as Irish American Heritage Month, National Craft Month. and Paws to read Month. This week is Read an ebook week which shouldn't be to hard for any us. *grin* It is also Will Eisner's Week in celebration of his legacy, comic books, graphic novels and free speech.

This month we celebrate our Ladies of Fiction with mystery novelist Deborah Crombie who wrote the 18 book series about Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mysteries set in England. Crombie currently resides in Texas, but still visits England frequently. She previously lived in Chester, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Her first novel, A Share of Death, was inspired by a past visit to Yorkshire and homesickness for England. Happy to hear she is currently working on the 19th book.

I previously read Sound of Broken Glass, #15 in the series, totally out of order (silly me,) so wasn't familiar with the characters. However, I enjoyed the story and it made me want to read the whole series, which really should be read in order as the story follows the progression of the characters lives.

There are a number of ways to complete the bookology challenge, including but not limited to:

Spell out the author's name - one book per letter from the title on the cover.
Read one or more books written by the author.
Read a book written in the country or time period of the author.

Learn more about Deborah Crombie through a Q & A with Louise Penny , In conversation with Barbara Peters, owner of Poisoned Pen Bookstore, and Author Stories Podcast

Which brings me to the question of the week:  What do you like about mystery stories and who are your favorite mystery writers?  

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoy the challenge of solving the puzzle in mystery stories. Also, I appreciate that a mystery goes from chaos to order. Something bad has happened, but things will be put back into order. The mystery will be solved and justice will be served.

    My two favorite mystery writers are probably Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, although I have not read that many of their books.

    I have also been reading cozy mysteries and a few of my favorite authors in this genre are:
    Karen Rose Smith
    Julie Anne Lindsey
    Kristin Eckhardt


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