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Crime fiction is booming as never before - and with dozens of new titles translated into English for the first time, there’s a detective for every holiday destination.
The Garnethill Trilogy, featuring ex-psychiatric patient Maureen O'Donnell, is as grimly realistic as it is taut. Edinburgh The success of Rankin's Inspector Rebus novels can't be put down to the plots, topical though they often are.
It's the double act – love story, even – of his misanthropic policeman and Edinburgh itself that make them so popular. Northern Ireland Cosy crime is the term for the Agatha Christie strain of the genre, but it can be twisted to strange ends.
His Inspector Erlendur novels have the bleak setting, social realism and gentle pacing we associate with Scandinavian noir. Shetland Islands Ann Cleeves had 18 books under her belt when she won a Gold Dagger for Raven Black, the first in her Shetland Quartet.
It's an inspired location, with its bleak landscape and close-knit community for detective Jimmy Perez to unpick. Glasgow If you find Ian Rankin's books a little Miss Marple, try Denise Mina, who has written two crime series set in Glasgow.
They are (through 2017) Tim Mc Carver (24 times), Joe Buck (20), Mel Allen (11), Vin Scully (11, 13 more seasons on radio), Curt Gowdy (11), Joe Garagiola (9), and Al Michaels (8). One of the most remarkable finishes to any World Series Game...a one-handed home run by Kirk Gibson!
All telecasts of World Series games starting with 1975 (Reds–Red Sox) are accounted for and exist. And the Dodgers have won the game, five to four; I don't believe what I just saw! And the Dodgers have won it..to four; and I'm stunned, Bill.
Read 'The Last Llanelli Train' (Serpent's Tail) 11.
Oxford Inspector Morse is really the last of a type: the glum intellectual copper, happier solving murders over a pint than in a forensics lab. Read 'He Died With His Eyes Open' (Serpent's Tail) 13.
Lots of better girls would whole-heartedly want to sleep with him and be his gf's, why Perello, she's so boring??!