I have been reading mysteries ever since I discovered The Three Investigators and The Secret Seven books in my local library as a child though that interest has grown significantly in my adult years. Much of that interest was instilled by my parents who both love crime fiction – my father is a published crime fiction author who was shortlisted three times for the CWA Debut Dagger Award (once being highly commended). His Slonský series set in the post-Communist Czech Republic will soon be reprinted by Sapere Books while his historical Master Mercurius mysteries will be making their debut in 2018.
My own interests are primarily in historical mystery fiction and in reading works from the Golden Age though I am game for pretty much any kind of read. My favorite series is the Akitada mysteries by I. J. Parker which I have been diligently working through over the past few years and I am reading many of the British Library Crime Classics reprints as they become available in the US.
In addition to crime fiction, I also enjoy watching film and television crime stories and listening to radio plays and you can expect occasional coverage of works in those formats on this blog too.
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