Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Reading Mysteries Pays

I rarely win things, so I was thrilled to hear from Jim Huang today (proprietor of The Mystery Company bookstore in Carmel, Indiana) that I had won the Grand Prize in their Valentine's Day contest.

Entrants were to describe the most romantic mystery they had ever read. I sent my choice--Have His Carcase, by Dorothy L. Sayers--and found out that I topped the list.

Here's Jim's blog about the contest.

Hurrah for mysteries! I have now won a chance to get some more of them, simply by saying that I love reading them. A good deal all around.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I agree that Peter and Harriet are the most romantic couple in mystery history. I am watching Have His Carcase on DVD right now.

I enjoy your blog!

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, Sandra! But wait--what DVD? Is this a recent release? I know there's an old, old movie which I've never seen.

Tell me more!

Cindy Fey said...

Congratulations, Julia! Tee hee, "elephant with arthritis!"

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, Cindy. It is a great book--but I recommend you start with Strong Poison, if ever you wanted to read about their romance. :)

Martin Edwards said...

Congratulatons, Julia. There is a 1980s tv version of 'Have His Carcase' which has recently been shown again on British television. Very good indeed.

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, Martin! I wonder if that's the one Sandra is watching?

I'll check it out on Netflix.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Julia.
Yes, I think I have the version that
Martin refers to. My copy is one of a set of three DVD's of the BBC's productions of the 1980's:
Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, and Gaudy Night. They are available through Amazon.

I have read my print copy of Gaudy Night until it is falling apart!

Julia Buckley said...

You know, I'll have to go back to Gaudy Night--I only read it once and I don't remember too much about it. I guess I really got hooked with Strong Poison, but so many people have raved about GN that I think I'll have to return. I might make it a Dorothy L summer.