bout of books

Today’s Bout of Books Challenge is to list 5 Favorites. “Pick the topic of your choice and share your 5 favorite books that fit. Topics could be a favorite genre, a favorite trope, book boyfriends, or ANYTHING.” My choice is my 5 favorite detectives, in no particular order.


Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes
Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes from The Hound of the Baskervilles and others by Arthur Conan Doyle


David Suchet as Hercule Poirot
David Suchet as Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie’s series that started with The Mysterious Affair at Styles.


Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew
Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew starred in her own series written by a variety of authors under the pen name Carolyn Keene. The first was The Secret of the Old Clock.


alleyn_Patrick Malahide
Patrick Malahide as Inspector Roderick Alleyn

Inspector Roderick Alleyn is the gentleman detective from Ngiao Marsh’s series that begins with A Man Lay Dead.


Nathaniel Parker gamache
Nathaniel Parker as Armand Gamache

Finally, we have Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. His first appearance was in Louise Penny’s Still Life.

I could have made a longer list, but it was only supposed to be 5. Who do you think should have been included?


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