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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In China, a “ghost” is a person who has disappeared without a trace. A “hero” is someone who challenged authority in a manner that comes to the attention of the populace. The ghost hero of the story is an artist … Continue reading
Condorena shares with us another great review about a very good book. This is the first in the series. In Beijing one does not have to look far to find a contradiction or a contrast. There is one on every … Continue reading
On page 328 of THE MAN FROM BEIJING, Henning Mankell writes, as part of a conversation, “We are still embroiled in a large-scale investigation with lots of complicated details.” This pretty much describes the book. It starts with the murders … Continue reading
Today, a guest post from Condorena – a Delaware physician, born in Chile, who loves mystery stories set in exotic locations, and spending time with her grandchildren. Detective Inspector (and poet) Chen Cao of the Shanghai police has been called … Continue reading