Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crime Writers Caught Recommending Crime - Day 13

We seem to be having a Chicago theme going here. Yesterday we had Sean Chercover's recommendation of Kevin Guilfoile and today another Chicago native is joining the mix. Libby Fischer Hellmann is the author of SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE as well as the Georgia Davis series and the Ellie Foreman series. Her recommendation is from a series set in Paris, Cara Black's Aimee Leduc series.

Libby is recommending MURDER IN THE PALAIS ROYAL this holiday because

"It's winter in the US -- cold, dreary, and boring. Wouldn't we rather be in Paris? Well, giving someone MURDER IN THE PALAIS ROYAL for the holidays is the next best thing. PALAIS ROYAL picks up where the first Aimee LeDuc novel ends: Aimee is being framed by people who may want payback for her work in MURDER IN THE MARAIS. A wonderful addition to the series, PALAIS ROYAL is meticulously plotted and researched, beautifully written, and full of suspense."

Wonderful action and adventure with a great lady P.I. in Paris, France. Now there's a fine recommendation!

A sleuth I enjoyed curling up with...or rather a pair of them...were found in Steve Hockensmith's HOLMES ON THE RANGE series, which begins with the book of that title. The humor, sense of place and wonderfully colorful characters make this a fun series. The way Hockensmith blends the Sherlock Holmes stories into the American "Old West" motif is creative and clever. For the reader on your list who likes to laugh - and think - HOLMES ON THE RANGE is a great holiday choice.


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