Welcome to Helen of OZ.

Yes, I know, not a very original name but after toying with  several titles, and not being brilliant enough to come up with something dashing and original, I have settled for the mundane!

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I have rarely been seen without a book in my hands since the age of four. Over the years I have read probably every category of book available. Without a doubt, I have always returned to my favourite genre, crime, murder and mystery.

Although I will read anything, I have to profess a preference for those wonderful  ladies of English origin who in their stumbling, irritating, and nosy fashion come up with the solution before the very overworked, bewildered policemen of their acquaintance!

I also love those same detectives who in their sometimes bumbling, sometimes brilliant and sometimes lucky investigations solve crimes, murders and mysteries. I profess to a love affair with the wonderful fictional cast of characters: Dalziel and Pascoe, Alan Markby, Thomas Lynley, Dalgliesh, Richard Jury, and all those lovely men who tread the thin blue line.

I hope I can persuade you to join me in a little murder solving here.

As I said previously, for an avid reader to discuss only one type of book would be unheard of; and I am no exception. I do read as wide a variety as possible. Don’t you won’t find only crime here but also everything else I can get my hands on!

And, while we are at it, perhaps we can also talk about those wonderful books made into movies, good, bad or indifferent!



5 thoughts on “About

  1. You got me hook, line and sinker. I use paperbackswap.com to get my books and to return them so I am not overwhelmed. Practical except sometimes I forget (oh no) and get the same book twice.

  2. I enjoy reading your blogs as much as reading a book. I am going to have to see if I can find these and start reading again.

  3. Hi Helen

    Thanks for your blog and for your participation in the Australian Women Writers challenge.

    I’m fixing some broken links on the AWW website. The link to your review of Caroline Overington’s Matilda is Missing goes to your blog, not a review, and I can’t seem to find the review via your search widget. Have you deleted the review? If not, can you let me know what it is so I can fix the link?


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