I just finished a Patricia Moyes novel from her Inspector Tibbett Mystery Series. Henry is the Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, and his wife, Emmy, is his sort of "side-kick" in the series. As much as I like this Moyes series, I have only read the first three books… out of the possible nineteen. I know that this may seem silly, but when I like an author a lot, I try to space his/her novels and use them as a sort of "reading treat." I already have all of the novels in the series, so it’s not like I am too lazy to get them. By the looks of it, though, I have spaced them too much!
Anyway…. Now that we are approaching Christmas, I have decided to read another Moyes book… Who Killed Father Christmas? and Other Unseasonable Demises. It is a compilation of short stories, all written by her. Since I just started it last night, I haven’t gotten far… the story that I did read, I liked. As the title says… there are Christmas and non-Christmas stories. But, that’s all right with me…. since, it’s not yet Thanksgiving. (I will probably try to save the Christmas stories for December reading.)
As I said in the first paragraph… I have only read three of the Inspector Tibbett novels. But, I can say this: If you’re looking for an author who writes "classic, British" mysteries, you should definitely try a book by Patricia Moyes. The first novel in the series is Dead Men Don’t Ski, and after reading it, I was hooked on Moyes!