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 2011and 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.