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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

September Book a Day #17: Favorite Literary Detective

The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde Dark Fire - C.J. Sansom A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth  George The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) - Laurie R. King Fer-de-Lance - Rex Stout, Loren D. Estleman The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -  Arthur Conan Doyle The Pericles Commission - Gary Corby Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers

If we're talking a literal "literary detective," it must be Thursday Next!


If we're talking favorite detective in literature, I find it hard to pick just one.  I love Matthew Shardlake (a Tudor lawyer, working first for Cromwell, and then for Cranmer and Queen Catherine Parr - his cases sometimes involve murder investigations), Barbara Havers (I don't love Lyndley as much as Elizabeth George does; but no book of hers can have too much Havers), Mary Russell Holmes, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (confound it!), Nicomides and Diotima (who work for Pericles), Sherlock Holmes, and, of course, the magnificent Lord Peter Wimsey.