Sunday, July 3, 2022

BW27: Crime Spree - The Americans


Happy Sunday! July is upon us and our newest crime spree category brought to us by Sandy and Amy is all about American mystery Authors.

Not all of us want to venture too far from home, and The American authors have plenty to offer as well. From the start of hard-boiled detection starting in the 1930s (Carroll John Daly) to Navajo mysteries (Tony Hillerman) to mystery writers that spanned several generations (Rex Stout).

 Authors to explore:

  Dorothy Hughes (1931-1978)

·         Raymond Chandler (1933-1959)

·         Rex Stout (1934-1975)

·         Baynard Kendrick (1937-1961)

·         Sue Grafton (1967-2017)

·         Lawrence Block (1958-present)

·         Robert B. Parker (1974-2010)

·         Tony Hillerman (1970-2006)

 Challenge: Pour yourself a stiff drink, grab a dame, and spent a weekend contemplating the grittier side of life by reading an American-centric mystery.

And our countdown begins as we go backwards through the alphabet with A to Z and Back Again. Our letter and word of the week are Z and Zeugma. 


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