BritBox is a streaming service that completely quenches my Anglophile thirst. I had before relied on PBS stations or A&E network to see anything British, but it usually would be shows that had become iconic, popular, or were easy to purchase, and the idea of viewing the shows multiple times whenever I wanted was not an option. That was limiting. You only could watch it once, and if something took precedent, like fundraising, you would miss episodes.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may not have been the first Scottish mystery writer, but he’s certainly one of the most well known. Doyle, who began writing short stories while studying medicine, eventually opened his own practice, but soon returned to writing fiction.
Old soldiers may never die and John Rebus hopefully will never fade away. After a couple of years in retirement he’s back as a civilian consultant on cold cases (which seems to be becoming a trend in resurrecting protagonists in crime fiction).
& Terrance Mc Arthur
Here are a bunch of mystery/fantasy book reviews for you to consider for your 2012 reading list! Enjoy! Among them are the latest books from J.A. Jance, Ian Rankin and Iris Johansen.
Ian Rankin became an international sensation with his endearing series about Inspector Rebus of the Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh, Scotland. When he retired Inspector Rebus in his bestselling book, Exit Music, he left readers wondering if he would be able to continue to have a successful writing career without his star character. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, after all, had found that he could not live without Sherlock Holmes. However, with his latest book, The Complaints, Ian Rankin has proven that he can indeed live without Inspector Rebus.