Friday's Forgotten Books - Lonelyheart 4122 - In Reference to Murder

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January 21, 2011


George Kelley

I've read a couple of these crime novels by Colin Watson. Your review reminds me I need to read some more.

BV Lawson

They're fun, quick (and well-written) reads and a good choice if you've had a hard day or are tired of all the gloom and doom on the news. The Miss Teatime character is something of a cross between Miss Marple and Auntie Mame, deserving of her own series.

Martin Edwards

Thanks for this post. Watson was an entertaining writer who definitely should not be forgotten.

Evan Lewis

Dang. This sounds fun!

BV Lawson

Thanks for your earlier post on Watson, as well, Martin! As I think you pointed out, humor in mysteries and crime fiction isn't always that easy to pull off, but Watson manages to balance all the elements fairly well.

BV Lawson

Definitely has fun elements, Evan! Not for hardboiled/noir fans, but if you have eclectic tastes and can appreciate Watson's subtleties, you'll enjoy it for sure.

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