Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interview with Wayne Thomas Batson on Mystery/Suspence

To end our month long look at Mystery/Suspense I asked Wayne Thomas Batson, author numerous titles including The Door Within, Isle of Swords and The Sword in the Stars, for his thoughts on the genre. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Top 100 Mystery books!

Here is a list of the 100 Best Mystery Novels that I found on the internet. I don't know how accruate it is, was the best one I could find. If any of you have more to add feel free to! And just for fun let's see who has read the most out of these!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mystery Writers by Elizabeth L

Mystery books have always held a fascination for the reading public. They fall into many sub-categories such as murder, legal, police procedural and many others. But wherever there is a question of whodunit and good story behind it, you can be sure that the book will be devoured by the mystery book fans.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Definition of Mystery by Elizabeth L.

A mystery, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, is any event that remains so secret or obscure as to excite curiosity. A murder mystery is a novel, story, or play containing such an event and the gradual discovery of who committed it. The dictionary specifies murder mystery because this fiction deals with crime. Murder, as a crime, is in a class by itself. There is no way to make complete restitution to a person who is murdered, because a life cannot be given back. Seeing that the perpetrator of the crime is identified correctly, and in some way punished severely is the outcome that provides some satisfaction. Of all outlawed acts, a murder is most often the crime that initiates the action of a mystery.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mystery Month! Biography on Dorothy Sayers

Thank you Elizabeth L for finding this info and for heading up Mystery Month! 

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was born at Oxford on 13th June 1893, the only child of the Rev. Henry Sayers, of Anglo-Irish descent. Her father was at the time headmaster of Christ Church Cathedral School, and she was born in the headmaster's house. She was brought up at Bluntisham Rectory, Cambridgeshire, and went to the Godolphin School, Salisbury, where she won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford. In 1915 she graduated with first class honours in modern languages. Disliking the routine and seclusion of academic life she joined Blackwell's, the Oxford publishers, worked with her Oxford friend Eric Whelpton at L'École des Roches in Normandy, and from 1922 until 1929 served as copywriter at the London advertising firm of Bensons.