It also turns out that the clergy-detective (or variant - monk (see Brother Cadfael), nun (Sister Fidelma) etc) is a very popular subspecialty in the detective genre. Some of us were trading ideas on my Facebook page yesterday and today about clergy-detective books to read this summer. (Many available on Kindle! One stop summer reading!)
Ruth Innes, of Rev. Ruth's Rantings fame, a Scottish Episcopal priest herself, turned us all on to this wonderful website curated by Philip Grosset that lists all of the clerical detective novels by author or by detective and gives summaries and recommendations about them. What a find! On the front page, the author says:
"Welcome to this crime fiction site featuring 230 clergy and near-clergy detectives, including priest detectives, clergy wives, ex-clergy, monks, nuns, ex-nuns, rabbis, a rabbi's widow, a clerk of a Quaker Meeting, two Buddhists, a Muslim, two choirmaster/organists and even a few witches."
Have a look!
I'm now immersed in three Michelle Blake Lily Connor mysteries, but will be making my list of follow up summer mysteries soon, thanks to recommendations by friends and Mr. Philip Grosset!
What are you reading this summer?