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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CARAVAGGIO’S ANGEL is the story of a Dr. Reggie Lee, newly arrived at the National Gallery in London. Reggie is eager to make her mark in the art world and takes the first step by presenting a proposal for an … Continue reading
A MORTAL TERROR, the sixth book in the Billy Boyle series, has Boyle assigned to an investigation in Italy in early 1944. The bodies of officers are found with a playing card, the cards representing the ascending order of the … Continue reading
Sandro Cellini stands at the window of his new office. He has sharpened the pencils, prepared some file folders, and sat wondering why he had an office at all. Sandro had been a well-respected and successful investigator in the police … Continue reading
Esther and Ahasuerus On July 15, I posted a review of Andrew Nugent’s SOUL MURDER, in which the author shows that the killing of the spirit and the will are as ruthless as the murder of the body. The picture … Continue reading
Andrea Camilleri’s Salvo Montalbano is one of the most interesting, annoying, and engaging characters in the world of police procedurals. He is the voice of reason in the town of Vigata, in Sicily. While Vigata is not a real place, … Continue reading
Paul Adam’s PAGANINI’S GHOST is an excellent follow-up to an excellent book, THE RAINALDI QUARTET. Gianni Castiglione, living in the quiet city of Cremona, is a luthier who is well-known among musicians for his pain-staking work in restoring valuable instruments. … Continue reading