Thursday, March 17, 2016

3/17/2007 Sister Fidelma is the Grand Marshal

March 17, 2007.  Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Nine years ago the town of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland had a rather special Grand Marshal for their annual St. Paddy's Day parade.  Special because she is a brilliant detective.  Special because she was born in the seventh century.  And special because she is fictional.

Sister Fidelma was created by Peter Tremayne who has written more than twenty novels about her.  She was a nun, then a lawyer, and in the great tradition of the field, she keeps finding dead bodies and puzzles to solve.

You can see some pictures of the festivities here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3/16/1996 Dalziel and Pascoe premieres

March 16, 1996.  Today saw the premiere of the TV series Dalziel and Pascoe on BBC One.  The cop show was based on the novels of Reginald Hill.  It starred Warren Clarke as Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel and Colin Buchanan as Detective Inspector Peter Pascoe.  There were 46 episodes, one of which won the Edgar Award for best television episode.

Monday, March 7, 2016

3/7/1922 Sara Woods is born

March 7, 1922.  Lana Hutton Bowen-Judd was born this day in Yorkshire, England.  Under the name Sara Woods she was the author of almost fifty mysteries starring a solicitor named Anthony Maitland. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

3/1/2016 TiMH takes a break

March 1, 2016. I have logged on this site every day for fourteen months, but it is time to take a hiatus.  (Hopefully not "suspending my campaign" as the candidates say.)  I have a deadline for a book and I need to concentrate on that.  Things will show up here occasionally, mostly ones that I set up long in advance for one reason or another.  If you have the site on your RSS feed it will show up there.

I will still be doing my thing at SleuthSayers and Little Big Crimes.

Otherwise, see ya around.  Thanks for reading.