Thursday, November 13, 2008

I wondered if any of you could help me, it's a long shot but it's a funny thing really.
When we lived in Leicester in 1980- 1987, I used to read a detective book from the library.When I say detective I mean that the author was a detective in the police force and he wrote about a certain detective in his books. (British)
Now, this is where it gets complicated, geoff and I was talking about it the other night and I just could not recall the authors name. Nor could I recall the detectives name!

I absolutely loved this man, both the author and the detective and I cannot understand how I forgot his name, although it is 20 years or more.

I remember one of the titles, I believe it was his last book, it was:
"The death of ......." (name of the detective)

As I said it's a long shot but do any of you know who I am talking about????

P.S. I have been to the library and many book shops and had a look around at the crime authors books, hoping to jog my memory a bit, you know, hoping to see his name. (if I did I know I would remember it) but I did not see anything.

I would appreciate it if any of you can help me......even if it is a long time ago!


Sage said...

Annette, I was wracking my brains trying to think of anyone who fits the description and failed but it did dredge up John Creasey, whose books I read years ago and plan to read more of; he wrote about Inspector Gideon of Sctoland Yard but I don't think it is the one you are thinking of.

Annette said...

Thanks sage, I'll go to the library and have a look at his books.

deb said...

First off, Annette, it sooo wonderful to have you back!

The author/detective relationship sounds very familiar. My dad used avidly read detective books. About six each week when he became relatively confined to the house. I can't remember the name of the author of the ones I have in mind but will check with my mom tomorrow to see if she remembers.

thinblueline said...

For some reason all i can think of is Hamish Macbeth by M C Beaton .. no doubt I am wrong..