My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

The other day I was updating my “secret questions” for a work password and one of the prompts was “favorite author,” and now today Maureen is asking the same thing. I put the first one that popped into my head the other day, since I figured that would be the easiest to remember. I’m choosing someone different today though. And not just because that’s what the computer geeks would tell me to do. In all reality it’s tough to pick a favorite author. It would almost be easier to pick a favorite author for when I need something light, or a favorite author for when it’s cold and snowy outside, or a favorite kids author.

Today’s favorite author is Ngaio Marsh (4/23/1895 – 2/18/1982). She falls into the “for when it’s cold and snowy” or “when I need a comfort read.” She was a New Zealand writer and one of the “Queens of Crime.” She wrote the detective series featuring Inspector Roderick Alleyn, a gentleman detective who works for the Metropolitan Police in London.

Who’s your favorite author? Join in at Maureen’s Books.