Thursday, 18 May 2017
Reading Murder In Black Letter
For me, the big three fictional detectives are Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Montalbano and Trygve Yamamura. Yamamura is of interest because he is written by Poul Anderson. Also, of course, Anderson managed to give this character an interesting background and a colourful setting. I will not solve the mystery before we are told the solution. How many readers of detective fiction are able to do this?
How many interesting series characters did Anderson write? How many interesting central characters of single novels did he write? Quite a lot.