One thing you probably don’t know about me is that I adore British mysteries. In junior high, I headed down to the Public Library in Kent, Washington often and check out every Agatha Christie novel they had in their collection.
In the last few years, sadly I can’t pinpoint exactly when, I became enamored with Elizabeth George’s writing. Here’s a link to Elizabeth George’s Amazon.com page. I love Elizabeth’s writing and have read several of her books multiple times. Her character development is outstanding. My favorite of them all is DS Barbara Havers. Can’t tell you my other favorites as it would give things away. If you choose to start reading Elizabeth George, you need to begin with the very first Inspector Lynley book which is A Great Deliverance. It’s imperative to read them in the proper order to fully understand the development of the characters and what happens in their lives.
I finished her 17th Inspector Lynley book and while waiting for #18 decided to look at some other authors whose main characters are British detectives. Using Amazon’s recommendation feature, I found another promising series by Emma Jameson, called the Lord and Lady Hetheridge series. Today, I finished the third installment in the series. I have enjoyed the series very much. Like George, Jameson’s characters are interesting and compelling. Here’s a link to her Amazon.com page. She’s a newer writer and her first in the series was self-published on Kindle Direct. She’s now working on the fourth installment.
So, since I’m caught up with those two, I decided to let Amazon recommend another and have just downloaded Still Life by Louise Penny. She’s won numerous awards for her writing and I’m kind of surprised I haven’t run across her sooner. I’ll let you know what I think!
Does anyone have a recommendation for another writer of British or Canadian detective novels?