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!