My first post is about my first mystery novel – Death on a Dig

I’ve finished my first mystery novel Death on a Dig and will be offering it for sale on Amazon by early August, which means you will be able to read the first few pages for free or — if you’re a Kindle owner — even borrow it for free.

Cover of Death on a Dig by Lois Browne, an archaeological mystery featuring Gwen Madden

A request — if you read it, would you consider expressing your opinion of it online at Amazon or Goodreads?  Good opinion or bad, it’s all helpful.

I’m what is known as a newbie mystery writer and as you can see by my web site title, I hope to turn fictional murders to my advantage.

I’ve been a reader all my life. My earliest memories are of my local public library. Most of my favourite authors write about murder and other foul deeds –  the classics like Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Raymond Chandler and more recent authors like  Lawrence Block, John Verdon and Kate Atkinson.

Which ones you recognize will depend on whether you like stories from the early days of mystery writing — about Sherlock Holmes, Miss Jane Marple, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin and Sam Spade, for example — or your tastes run more to modern thrillers and police procedurals, like the amiable burglar Bernie Rhodenbaar, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Commander Adam Dalgleish.

I like them all.  Death on a Dig doesn’t compare to the classics of crime fiction, but I enjoyed writing it.

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