As winter progressed, the deep valleys were snowed in, so our island trips came to an end. We brought in our last load of firelighters-huge pinecones as large as children’s heads from… 646 more words
I’m really happy to share word of a new kid’s book from my friend and a truly wonderful soul, Burt Kempner.
In addition to being the generous-hearted person he is, Burt is also an indie children’s author, writer, and film producer. 200 more words
American Murder Mystery detective: I’m going to solve this murder because it’s horrible and dramatic and linked to me through my tragic backstory.
English Murder Mystery detective: 680 more words
And yet another good post on detective fiction, from Christa at Chorister at Home (it must be the day for it). Her musings shed some light on my own preference for British detective stories over American ones.
This essay came out of some thoughts I had on detective novels and their function in society. I’m not sure any of it is terribly earth-shattering–I’m fairly certain it’s all been said before–but it was important to me, so I wrote it all out, then decided it was worth polishing and sharing. 718 more words
My friend E. L. Bates just wrote this quite excellent piece on the value of detective fiction. I agree with everything she says - and her point about the timeliness of detective novels is an interesting one. Check it out and see what you think.