Reading 26 mysteries by 26 authors I had never read before in 52 weeks seemed like an interesting challenge for 2010, writing about the experience (and the books) equally challenging. With that in mind, I opened one of my favorite websites: www.stopyourekillingme.com opened the section of "A" authors and picked one literally at random. And so, I was introduced to Glynn Marsh Alam, more about her later. I looked for her books in Thompson, no luck so I moved on to the Bracken Library in Woodstock. Deb Sharpe, librarian, let me know she could order it but only three libraries in Connecticut had copies. I got one of the precious three and am already reading. One thing I have learned already is to pick out a few authors and then actually go see if the libraries have copies. Another decision I've made is to pick authors that no one has influenced me about either - the better to be completely open minded.
More to follow at end of week. Wendy
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This blog is the mutual collaboration of Sue Wargo and Wendy Kirkland, two friends who love to read mystery novels. We are calling ourselves "The Whodunit Pundits." We had the crazy idea of reading mystery authors A to Z and then writing about the books and authors that we have read. We will each write our own A,B,C etc mystery author novel about every two weeks which should take approximately the whole year. We will add links and other fun things along the way to keep you reading along with us! You'll be hearing more from us as this venture gets off the ground. See you all in January 2010 with our A-novels.