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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Between 1990 and 2005, Julie Smith wrote two outstanding mystery series that were also love songs to New Orleans. One of my uncles lived in the city for nearly thirty years and loved the people of that rare and beautiful … Continue reading
ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers is well-worth reading as a reminder of how easily one tragedy can beget another. Abdulrahmun Zeitoun was born in Syria and settled in Louisiana in 1988. He married Kathy, a native of Baton Rouge and a … Continue reading
The flyleaf of NINE LIVES – Death and Life in New Orleans has the following: “After Hurricane Katrina, Dan Baum moved to New Orleans to write for The New Yorker about the city’s response to the disaster. He quickly realized … Continue reading
Sunday, August 29, will mark the fifth anniversary of the near death of New Orleans. A city known for its music, food, outstanding architecture, poverty, corruption, and racial divisions came close to succumbing to a hurricane because the Army Corps … Continue reading