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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From Amazon – Book description of DUBLIN DEAD: “Irish detective Mike Mulcahy returns in this suspenseful follow-up to the highly acclaimed international bestseller The Priest—and now he’s hot on the trail of an international drugs gang.One year later, DI Mike … Continue reading
FACES OF THE GONE by Brad Parks was considered for an Edgar Award as best first novel. This book is set in Newark, NJ, certainly one of the least salubrious locations I can think of. Parks does not try to … Continue reading
James Thompson gives these words to his protagonist, Kari Varra, a detective in Finland’s national police force, in the firsst book in the series, SNOW ANGELS. “Finland has a … lot of violent crime….We kill the people we love… … Continue reading
Harlan Donnally is former police officer turned restaurant owner. After a bullet ends his professional career in San Francisco, he moves to Mount Shasta and settles into an uneventful life. He is in what he believes is a series relationship … Continue reading