Monday, August 8, 2011
This Monday it is time for a question. In the mystery genre there are many series mysteries and they gather a following. Some have 10, 20, or more books in the series with the same main character. Typically these are fun because we like the characters and enjoy reading about their adventures each time.
But what about those mystery series that seem to have gotten stale? You know, the latest editions have lost the initial appeal in some aspect. The plots have lost their pizazz or the characters haven't grown or have gone in a direction that frustrates you.
So my question for you is simple - what mystery series (one or more) that are worn out for you?
It is sad to say - but the series that got me hooked on cozies in the first place, "The Cat Who" mysteries lost my interest in the last several books. It is really sad for me to say that since the author Lillian Jackson Braun recently passed away. But the early books had more interesting characters and the plots engaged me more than the most recent. I love Lillian Jackson Braun and I will keep the first 5 books in the series through any moves etc.
So what mystery series has passed it's expiration time for you?
I would love to get a conversation going on this in the comments section. I know some people think the Stephanie Plum series is way past its expiration - what about you?
Now for the video feature. I want to share this unique video with you of a New York construction worker on the 2nd Ave subway line who sings during his lunch hour for the passing people. This is real, not lip synching! This reminds us that we can find amazing things in the most ordinary places :-)