Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day at The Rap Sheet

From a post by editor J. Kingston Pierce at The Rap Sheet:
With this being Veteran’s Day in the United States, it’s only appropriate that B.V. Lawson of In Reference to Murder should have compiled a list of crime novelists and mystery series protagonists who once served in the military. That list is here.

Present and accounted for in the latter category are Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Travis McGee, Lord Peter Wimsey, and others. But Lawson might also have added Inspector Ian Rutledge, Charles Todd’s World War I veteran (A Pale Horse); John Buchan’s secret agent, Richard Hannay (The Thirty-nine Steps); Max Allan Collins’ P.I., Nate Heller (Chicago Confidential); Ross Macdonald’s Lew Archer (The Blue Hammer); Rennie Airth’s Inspector John Madden (River of Darkness); Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ....
There's more; read on. And add to the list in the comments section of Pierce's post.

--Marshal Zeringue