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  •  Hmm. Romance in mysteries. The best (13+ / 0-)

    I've read have been these:

    Elizabeth George - Lynley. Kind of tortured but touching.

    Deborah Crombie - her two detectives who fall in love and end up merging families.

    Spencer Fleming - Her latest, with Russ, police chief, and Rev. Claire is a bit steamy for me. I liked the lead up to their romance better. What does that say about me?! Don't answer. But one of the few American writers I follow.

    For humor?

    I find Peter Lovesey funny. Especially one I read ages ago, The False Inspector Dew (won the Gold Dagger, just looked it up). I wonder if today I'd find it so funny? But the guy is funny. Here's his opening --rather strange-- graph on his website:

    About Peter
    Forced Start

    I was born at home, a suburban semi in Whitton, Middlesex, in 1936, “with instruments”, as my mother used to say, and it didn’t mean violins playing. In midwife-speak, I was turned down, a salutary experience for a future writer.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 06:16:51 PM PDT

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