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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

Trio for Blunt Instruments
Rex Stout
Progress: 20 %
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael
Ellis Peters
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 Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %

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.