I just finished a good mystery by L.C. Hayden, "Why Casey Had to Die." It's a cozy--no real violence or sex, mostly clues, redherrings, and a nice twist for the conclusive reveal--and thus not my normal pick, but I very much enjoyed L.C.'s crisp writing style and her protagonist, a wife-loving cop named Bronson. My question is, do you prefer cozys or something tougher? Agatha Christie or Elmore Leonard? Or do you, like me, cross over from time and time, enjoying all kinds of crime fiction?

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Don't have the book. I recall some imagery early on on his journey to the island and involving the sea. It was good stuff but it felt forced. Mind you, I read differently from regular readers. The fact that I write spoils much of the fun for me.
Mind you, I read differently from regular readers. The fact that I write spoils much of the fun for me.

That's an interesting point, I.J. In fact, I think it deserves its own spinoff discussion...
BTW, I.J., I read one of your excerpts and I think your prose is pretty damn fine, too!

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