Time to answer the weekly meme “Booking through Thursday.”
“Most people I know enjoy some sort of mystery stories. My mother-in-law loved police and courtroom procedurals. My mother likes detective fiction. There are also murder mysteries, general mysteries, and hard-boiled detective stories, with protagonists such as Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Amelia Peabody, Kinsey Millhone, Mamur Zapt, and Perry Mason to name a few.”
Do you enjoy reading mysteries?
They are pretty much all I read!
What’s your favorite kind of mystery?
Do you like plenty of blood and guts, or do you prefer the details to be left to the reader’s imagination?
Mostly imagination – though with the forensic types of mystery blood and guts are the plot and more than appropriate.
Do you prefer mystery stories based in the author’s time or in previous centuries?
I love mysteries that explore the past.
Do you prefer mysteries based in your own country, or in distant lands?
No preference really, one of my favourites, Kerry Greenwood writes about a 1920’s “chic modern” woman, set in Australia (my current home), but I love mysteries set in ancient Ireland,Rome, England, France and America, not forgetting Egypt!
Do you like to figure out the solution, or do you allow yourself to be carried away with the story?
I confess to you – that I often read the ending first – yep, I’m one of those people! I’m currently reading Serpent in the Crown by Elizabeth Peters and have managed to not do it yet. YET!