|Run to the library to find these books!|
While everyone likes to keep up with the latest hot mystery, we should all remember to go back and read some classic mysteries every once in a while. I’ve said it many times and am not going to stop now: If you haven’t read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, do it now! Also go back and try any and all of the Dashiell Hammett books especially “The Maltese Falcon” (great movie too). Scott Turow’s “Presumed Innocent” is a great choice (watch the movie too). Josephine Tey’s “The Daughter of Time” is excellent. One book that we often forget about is Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose.” This is an amazing book and the movie was very good as well. There are many lists of the top 100 mysteries of all times on the Internet. Save one of the lists and start checking them off as you get through each one. You won’t regret it.