Who Is Your Favorite Mystery Writer?

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I hope you have been enjoying this series on favorite writers; I certainly have been. I was thinking about the next group of writers to consider, and I was inspired by preparing for my Wednesday night class at the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. It is a First Year Seminar, Muhlenberg’s college’s name for the freshman writing course.  My course is “The Detective in Film and Literature.” We have read Poe, Doyle, and we are starting Agatha Christie tomorrow.

So, my list of favorite mystery writers, always a difficult prospect to narrow down, follows.

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First my absolute favorite is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the writer of the greatest of detectives–Sherlock Holmes.

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My second mystery writer is John Connolly, a contemporary Irish writer whose work combines mystery with the supernatural. His writing is both dark and lyrical. His detective is Charlie Parker.

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My third choice is actually a writing team: Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, who have several characters, but my favorite is F.B.I. Special Agent Pendergast. Their work is engaging and imaginative; they also combine mystery with suggestions of the supernatural. I always look forward to their next book.

My question for all of you is this: who are your favorite mystery writers?

 

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Albums That Changed Your View of Music

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I have been a bit behind in responding to some challenges, so I will try to catch up now.  I was tagged to do this challenge by Trish of http://threehandsoneheart.com/

Here are the rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Sixteen albums you’ve heard that changed the way you thought about music…if you are too young to have owned albums you can surely chose songs.  List the first sixteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag two friends, or more if you have the time.

Here are my answers in random order, and some are the music but not a particular album:

Creedence Clearwater Revival  Chronicle

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Beethoven The Ninth Symphony

Beethoven “Fur Elise”

Beethoven The Fifth Symphony

Miles Davis “Harlem Nocturne”

Ben E. King “Stand By Me.”

Mozart “Eine Kleine NachtMusik”

The Who Tommy

Bob Seger Greatest Hits

Kris Kristofferson “To Beat the Devil”

Kris Kristofferson “Me and Bobby McGee’

Bruce Springsteen Born To Run

Charlie Parker Best of Charlie Parker

Seamus Kennedy In Concert

Coven “One Tin Soldier”

Here are my taggees:

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Latha https://poonamallee.wordpress.com/

Marc https://mavtheauthor.wordpress.com

Have fun!