I am your host, Tim Suddeth, and I look forward to having you join me as Opening a Mystery delves into the world of mystery and suspense, past and present. I plan to visit with authors from the past like Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Conan Doyle, Dame Agatha Christie, and Ngaio Marsh (I have no idea how to pronounce that.) We may have to spend a lot of time in the fog of London.
We will meet present day best sellers and debut authors. And we will learn of those in between from all different periods of mystery and suspense writing.
Opening a Mystery will, also, meet the guests of honor: the heroes, heroines, and ne’er-do-wells who are the focus of these stories. The police officers, gumshoes, innocent bystanders, and nosy snoops. Aren’t they the real reasons we love mysteries so much ?
I also, want to look at the stories. There will be book reviews, overview of series, and we will investigate the many different categories, sub-genres, and some sub-sub-genres. Opening a Mystery will look at many series that use their settings so well, we use the books as mini-vacations. Maybe you will discover a new interest or friend.
Honestly, I don’t know what all we’ll find. That’s what happens when you dare to enter the back alleys late at night.