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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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
I posted this review the first time on July 5th. The idea of snow was almost appealing in the heat of the summer. There are two reasons for posting this review again now. The first is that the eastern seaboard … Continue reading
Cara Black is the author of books set in various sections of Paris. The series begins with MURDER IN THE MARAIS, the old Jewish Quarter. Aimee Leduc and her business partner, Rene, are on the cutting edge of internet security … Continue reading
“Early Summer, 1917 “The burn victim, swathed in bandages…was frightful to see, his skin still raw and weeping, his eyes his only recognizable feature. I knew and he knew that in spite of all his doctors could do, it would … 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
The atmosphere of HYPOTHERMIA is cold. The weather is cold and so are many of the characters, cold to the needs and the fears of those who trust them. Maria is devastated by her mother’s death. Leonora had been dying … Continue reading
“When he walked into the morgue long after midnight and saw Malachy Griffin there he felt a shiver along his spine that was to prove prophetic, a tremor of troubles to come.” Quirke, a pathologist, walks into his domain and … Continue reading