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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” A rough wind lifted the decaying leaves that lay in front of the burial chamber and sent them swirling through the iron gates that separate the living from the dead. Two figures occupied the chamber’s narrow inner space. The … Continue reading
When a body is pulled from the canal, Commissario Guido Brunetti is sure he has seen him somewhere. The man is disfigured from a rare disease that thickens his skin. He is dead from multiple stab wounds. The man in … Continue reading
Joe Burgess and Reggie Libby looked out for each other in high school and in Vietnam. Now, Joe still looks out for Reggie because he isn’t capable of looking out for himself. Joe returned intact, returned to society, and serves … Continue reading
“Two hours later, matching redheads…contemplated me across a king-size bed….My pulse was racing…”How’s it going, girls?’ I said. Lola’s mouth was an immovable line. I switched my attention to Maude and her eyes met mine….’So what happened? You swap souls … Continue reading
In that I live in New England, it should be no surprise to my fellow Americans that the only news being covered this week is football. The New England Patriots are playing the New York Giants in the Superbowl. … Continue reading
In 1924, the murder of fourteen year-old Bobby Franks caught the attention of the nation. Bobby was lured into a car by his seventeen year-old second cousin, Richard Loeb. Loeb and his friend, Nathan Leopold killed Bobby and dumped his … Continue reading
Today’s post is one of the first to make its appearance on Murder By Type. It explains, to some degree, one of the reasons I started the blog almost nineteen months ago. “How The World Became One Big Crime Scene” Posted … Continue reading
“the last day of Waldemar Leverkuhn’s life could hardly have begun any better.” Bonger, Wauters, Leverkuhn, and Palinski had been friends for a long time. They had been splitting the cost of a lottery ticket, not expecting a win but … Continue reading
“Either you kill the bull or the bull kills you” is a traditional Spanish proverb from which the author gets his title. Chief Inspector Max Camara is well aware of the proverb but not aware of much about bullfighting. Spain’s … Continue reading
Detective Inspector Andy Horton’s day begins in true Friday the thirteenth fashion. Horton discovers that during the night someone has scratched a symbol on his treasured Harley. The bike hasn’t been keyed; the symbol is specific enough in its differences … Continue reading