Dorothy Cannell: Had a wonderful time at Bouchercon in Raleigh, reuniting with people met and enjoyed over the years and getting to know first encounters. I can’t think of anything more bonding than the passion for books.
While in the city with Sir Walter’s statue – with his head on – I went to a wonderful used book store and returned home with a load of out-of-print or hard-to-find titles by authors Ienjoy. Have been wallowing in one after another instead of getting back to work or planning this blog.
So by way of excuse here’s the list:
Doomed to Die, by Dorothy Simpson, featuring Inspector Luke Thanet.
Six Feet Under, by Dorothy Simpson, again featuring Inspector Thanet
Speedy Death, by Gladys Mitchell, from the Mrs. Bradley Series.
Death of a Chimney Sweep, by M.C. Beaton, a Hamish Macbeth Mystery
The Religious Body, by Catherine Aird, the first Inspector C. D. Sloan
A Nice Derangement Of Epitaphs, by Ellis Peters, an Inspector George
Latter End, by Patricia Wentworth, a Miss Silver Mystery.
The Blind Side, by Patricia Wentworth, not Miss Silver
The Listening Walls, by Margaret Millar.
I have explained to my husband that such older titles are must reading for
me because my new(ish) series is not set in current time, but he is threateningdivorce if I don’t finish the short story I’m supposed to be working on by this weekend. It promises to be no more than a couple of paragraphs in length.
‘Always a reader first’ is my motto. Also I have a fantasy of someone huntingdown my books in the distant years ahead.
All the best till next time,