Tag Archives: mystery novels

Book Lovers Flood Tucson

Tucson Festival of Books on University of Arizona Campus
Tucson Festival of Books main drag

Destination: Tucson, Arizona

Event: Tucson Festival of Books, 2011

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The Tucson Festival of Books has grown rapidly in its three years. Organizers say there were 100,000 people there in March 2011, and I think that is true. Continue reading Book Lovers Flood Tucson

Should Edgar Awards Have a Travel Category?

On April 29,  Edgar awards for best mysteries published in 2009 will be announced.   I am delighted that the publicist sent me four books of the six nominated in the mystery novel category to look over. Continue reading Should Edgar Awards Have a Travel Category?

Scotland Mystery Books for the Traveler

Destination: Scotland

Authors: Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith

Nope, we’re not talking Loch Ness Monster here.  Some readers recommended some good mysteries for the traveler to read on the way to Scotland.

The British Isles seem to produce enormous numbers of mystery writers. But although Agatha Christie may have been the mother of the cozy mystery, Conan Doyle was not the first mystery story writer.  That distinction belongs to Edgar Alan Poe.

But back to Scotland, where some writers have attracted our readers’ attention. Continue reading Scotland Mystery Books for the Traveler