The letter M provides me an opportunity to write about English mysteries, one of my reading addictions. I love the Cozy variety where the crime takes place in a couple of pages and the rest of the book is about the cast of characters who all might have ‘done it.’ There are certain conventions the writers of these mysteries follow; a quaint English village, or perhaps a country house filled with upper-class suspects. The detective that solves the crime discloses the clues which are laid out for the reader in the early stages of the story.
I am currently reading my way through a new author I have just discovered…@Andrea Frazer, Death of an Old Git, Choked Off, Inkier than the Sword. Her mysteries are a perfect example of the rules to be followed. A village detective series with a delightful slice of humor. DI Falconer and Acting DS Carmichael, Falconer’s sidekick, operate out of police headquarters in the town of Market Darley while solving various crimes. The cast of characters are endlessly fascinating suspects in these cleverly written English Mysteries. Try one, you’ll like them.