Friday, November 21, 2008
murder and nice people
Call me corny. But I am becoming hooked on a genre called "cozy mystery". These are books featuring Agatha Christie-typ detectives working in small towns. My favorite now is Hamish Macbeth, a detective that appears in a series of novels by M.C. Beaton. These are cool, little mysteries that show the dark side of a small town, but that also stress the decency of most people. Whether that idea is true or not does not matter. The important thing is that they make for wonderful late night reading. In a world of horrendous things going on, there is some comfort in tales of murder and decency.