Sunday, October 27, 2019

Nine standout English village mysteries

Deborah Crombie is a New York Times bestselling author and a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, two cats, and two German shepherds.

Crombie's newest novel, A Bitter Feast, is her 18th Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James novel.

At CrimeReads she tagged nine standout English village mysteries published from the Eighties onwards, including:
In a Dry Season, by Peter Robinson

Moving on a decade to 1999, Peter Robinson’s 10th novel featuring Yorkshire detective Alan Banks takes Banks to the once-drowned village of Hobb’s End and the unidentified bones of murdered young woman. This is a complex, multi-dimensional novel, one of Robinson’s best. It weaves a gritty investigation with the pastoral vision of Yorkshire, trying in haunting threads from the past.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue