Reviewgate: Book Reviews for Sale and What it Really Means. Taste in books is as individual as the way we take our coffee or at least it should be. Remember when Americans took pride in being rugged individualists? Remember when achievement was it’s own goal? Do writers have so little faith in their own talent that they cheat to inflate their sales?
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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