It is a Day of Remembrance and a chance to view the crime fiction world through different eyes. Here is a glimpse into how some authors have dealt with the wars and war veterans.
George Pelecanos introduced us to Spero Lucas with the first novel The Cut released in 2011 followed by The Double this year.
Vicky Delany’s Burden of Memory was reissued in April 2012 and features biographer Elaine Benson who agrees to help WWII Canadian Army Nursing Sister Moria Madison with her memoirs.
James W. Nichol has two WWII books to his credit, Death Spiral is about the experiences of a Canadian soldier after the end of the war.
Moving beyond North America and The Informer takes place four years into the Nazi invasion of Denmark.
Page down on this blog post from Read Me Deadly to find some interesting crime fiction book titles.
From the blog In Reference to Murder I found this post from 2007 that has a great list of Veteran Mysteries.
If I may leave you with Terry Kelly’s song – A Pittance of Time
It’s a pittance of time
For the boys and the girls who went over
In peace may they rest, may we never forget why they died.
3 responses to “Lest we forget…”
This is a fine, interesting article. I enjoyed reading it, and I look forward to reading more of your articles in the future.
By the way, I would like to invite you to join my blogathon, “The Great Breening Blogathon:” https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/extra-the-great-breening-blogathon/. It is celebrating the life and work of Joseph Breen, the enforcer of the Motion Picture Production Code between 1934 and 1954. As we honor his birthday, which is on October 14, we will be discussing and analyzing the Code era, breening films from other eras, and writing about our own ideas for classic movies. One doesn’t have to agree with the Code and Mr. Breen to enjoy that! I hope you will do me the honor of joining. We could really use your talent!
Hello Tiffany, that’s quite the endeavour you are launching and I wish you luck with it. Unfortunately, I am preparing for Bouchercon both as a panelist as well as some behind the scenes work and have little time available. Thank you for reaching out
~ June Lorraine
Dear Miss Roberts,
Thank you for liking my article and for taking the time to respond. I understand that you are busy. Thank you for your good wishes. Good luck on your projects!