A Life In Crime - ABC
Among my memories are the enormous number of
Books I have read over the years,
Crime novels mainly, good old
Detective stories, a genre of
Fiction that has always
Given me many
Hours of reading pleasure.
I have read all the "Campions," the "Lord Peters," the "Poirots," the "Morses" and "Lynleys," the "Monks" and "Pitts," as well as
J. D. Robb's "In Death" series, in which the
Killers choose a particular mode of murder, and
Linda Fairstein, whose books are based on her own experiences.
Margery Allingham is probably my favourite writer in this genre. Her
Novels contain wonderfully descriptive passages, and
Of course, her "hero" is one of the most
Popular in crime fiction history, a
Quintessentially unassuming "silly ass" Englishman.
Rightly or wrongly, I suspect Campion was created in answer to D. L.
Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey, a similar upper class twit, who is
Utterly brilliant behind the clown's mask,
Very much the Shakespearean concept of a fool.
When I consider the
eXtraordinary number of crime stories I have read, I wonder why I have not
Yet written one myself. I must
Zero in on my debut novel soon!
1. "Albert Campion" - Margery Allingham
2. "Lord Peter Wimsey" - Dorothy L. Sayers
3. "Hercule Poirot" - Agatha Christie
4. "Inspector Morse" - Colin Dexter
5. "Inspector Lynley" - Elizabeth George
6. "Inspector Monk" - Anne Perry
7. "Inspector Pitt" - Anne Perry
May 7 2020 - "ABC" - Allright Poet
Copyright © Beth Evans | Year Posted 2020
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