Does something in the zeitgeist — the disastrous recession, maybe, the swift and terrifying collapse of vital, once-trusted industries, the newly precarious state of so many lives and livelihoods — turn readers' and publishers' thoughts to the comforts of tradition? A week and a half ago I posted some thoughts
by and about those unrelated novel-writing Edwardses — Ruth Dudley
— on traditional mysteries: what the term means, and how an author goes about writing traditional mysteries in these untraditional times.
This week, Sarah Weinman
weighs in on "New Traditionalist" mysteries and cites some thoughts on the subject from Jordan Foster at Publishers Weekly
Click on all those links — Sarah's, PW's, the Edwardes' and mine — and open your mind to mysteries that can be traditional and with it at the same time.© Peter Rozovsky 2009
Labels: cozy mysteries, Martin Edwards, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Sarah Weinman