Monday, July 11, 2022

Eight books in which characters solve crimes while on vacation

Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of the Sweeney St. George series and the Maggie D'arcy series. She grew up on Long Island, and was educated at Middlebury College in Vermont and Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied Irish Literature. She has worked as a journalist and writing teacher and now lives with her family on a farm in Vermont where they raise sheep and grow blueberries.

Taylor's latest Maggie D'arcy mystery is The Drowning Sea.

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At CrimeReads Taylor tagged eight "classic and contemporary crime novels and stories that feature professional detectives trying their best to relax, but who keep getting pulled back into the detection game." One title on the list:
A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

Crombie’s series about Scotland Yard Detective Duncan Kincaid and his partner in detecting and eventually in life, Gemma James, was off to an auspicious start in this vacation-ended-too-soon mystery. Kincaid is holidaying in Yorkshire when the discovery of a body at a Yorkshire timeshare forces him back into the fray. He has to negotiate relations with the local investigating authorities as well as his relationship with James.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue