My last post was on chaos and that might be appropriate, because today is detectives and the good ones have this uncanny ability of being able to tune out the chaos, the static noise and busyness to focus on a single point, a clue.
I love detective stories and most of my novels have a mystery to solve involving clues. At the moment I'm editing the first book in the Dog Show Detective series called DOGNAPPED? In this mystery series, 12 yr old Kitty, with the help of her mischievous mini schnauzer called Spade, solves the mysteries that come her way. You'd be surprised how many times a young girl can be involved in a murder mystery (especially in small country towns, happens all the time). Here's my favourite detectives, which ones are yours?
- Dexter. Dark, disturbing, deadly Dexter. I'm enjoying the books and love the tv series (they're quite different except for the premise and characters). Dexter is a serial killer, but he's a good guy, he has a code - only kill people who are... serial killers.
- Columbo. I just loved this show. He was so clumsy, ragged and had no social skills. But boy, his 'one last thing' was always a showstopper.
- Miss Marple. Old and frail, but incredibly quick witted.
- House. The Sherlock Holmes of today, with Wilson as his Watson. House is not a people person. He is selfish and rude. No mysterious illness can stump him.
- Harry Dresden. I have the audiobooks for The Dresden Files, Sam Spade style detective, only, more of a coward and he's also a wizard with a few enemies.
- Christopher Boone. Christopher is a 15yr old boy who decides to solve the mystery of the death of the neighbors dog. He is a mathematical wiz and able to analyze all the clues, he's also autistic.
- Castle. Alright, I just think he's yummy.
- Trixie Beldon. Childhood favourite. Trixie is a teen tomboy who solves lots of mysteries with her best friends and brothers. For some reason I could never warm to Nancy Drew.