Welcome to MURDER BY TYPE, a place to discuss mysteries and authors and the things that draw us to our favorite books. Is it location? Is it the type of protagonist? I am drawn to police procedurals and books with private or amateur investigators. Unfamiliar locations carry the plus of teaching about cultures and customs. Favorite authors include Leighton Gage, Timothy Hallinan, Cara Black, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Michael Stanley, Dan Waddell, Donna Leon, Libby Fischer Hellman, Martha Grimes, Kathy Reichs and the list goes on and on.
- Beth C.
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Yearly Archives: 2010
Around the world, the evening of December 31 is a time of preparation for the big moment when the both hands of the clock are on the number 12 and time shifts seamlessly from one year to the next. No … Continue reading
PREY ON PATMOS is the third book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series and, like its predecessors, is an entertaining police procedural and an engrossing look at twenty-first century social problems against the background of an ancient culture. “There … Continue reading
There were many books that I read in 2010 that I did not review (yet). Part I – Authors I read and enjoyed listed in no particular order – Martha Grimes, Lindsey Davis, Jo Nesbo, Rennie Airth, Elizabeth Darrell, Reginald … Continue reading
I rarely read books in a series, one right after the other. But I was curious about THE DARK VINEYARD by Martin Walker because he devoted so many pages in BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE to the introduction of the characters … Continue reading
Thirteen years before the story opens, Barry Grant, a teenager, committed suicide. It was quite straightforward; there was a note. Barry had difficulty making friends, tried too hard to become part of any group who would take him. None did. … Continue reading
FOR THOSE OF US WHO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, MAY YOU HAVE A JOYOUS AND PEACE-FILLED DAY. FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, MAY YOU ALSO HAVE A JOYOUS AND PEACE-FILLED DAY. THERE WILL NOT BE … Continue reading
With the exception of the first five years of my life, I have been going to school, teaching in school, or sending children to school. January 1 is not my new year. Mine begins the Wednesday after Labor Day. My … Continue reading
GREECE: BEFORE AND AGAIN – Jeffrey Siger MURDER IN MYKONOS introduces Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis in the first in the series by Jeffrey Siger. This is a police procedural with more than a few twists to move it beyond the run-of-the-mill … Continue reading
About “ABOUT” I don’t know how this works but it is good example of the temperature at which I like my coffee. The first entry on this blog was Cara Black’s MURDER IN THE PALAIS ROYAL. It was posted on June … Continue reading