A few days ago I made a list of my favourite mystery/thriller series. This lady wrote one series which I describe in this early blog as “Scrumptiously Delicious” and so they are. A marvellous, meticulous writer, Edith Pargeter (alias Ellis Peters) is sorely missed. Enjoy!
Edith Pargeter/Ellis Peters
Edith Pargeter was a wonderful writer. Her works are full of delicious plots with twists and turns, great characters and marvelous descriptive passages. She wrote riveting historical fictions but is probably best known for her mystery stories written under the pseudonym, Ellis Peters.
Now I’m not a fan of lengthy descriptive passages. As much as I love the stories of Charles Dickens, I’m afraid I’m guilty of skimming over many of those same descriptive passages in order to get on with the action. However, I read every word in the Ellis Peters mystery novels whether they be her extremely popular Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries (I own all of them) or her more modern mysteries featuring Chief Inspector George Felse.
I spent Sunday afternoon with my father sitting outside the library in his seniors’ residence and decided to find a book to read since Dad was dozing…
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