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December 17, 2013



Those are some great characters Elizabeth. I particularly love Grandmama as well.

My day job is at the Johns Hopkins University Press in their journals division and yet I had no idea that the Clues journal existed. Off to investigate. ;)

Thanks for stopping by.

Elizabeth Foxwell

Yes, Kristopher, Grandmama is supremely awful. :-) My supervisor at my day job (at CUA Press) is former JHUP person Trevor Lipscombe.


I know Trevor. We were sad to lose him here at the Press (though he, of course, worked more on the book side), but I know that he is doing a great job over there at CUA. It's a small world. ;)


One of my favourite side-kicks is Mrs Berns, the outrageous octogenarian friend of Mira James, in Jess Lourey's Murder-by-Month series. And - I'm not proud of this, but it's true - I've got a soft spot for Win in Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar books.

Elaine Viets

Since "Monk" is a mystery series as well as a TV show, I love his ever-patient assistant, Natalie.
Wouldn't want to be her,though.

Elizabeth Foxwell

Win scares the heck out of me. I wouldn't want to be Natalie either, Elaine.

Marcia Talley

Great post, Beth! Can I put in a vote for Spenser's Hawk? Especially as played on the TV show by Avery Brooks (an Oberlin College grad, like me, BTW.) He was lean and mean, and the repartee between him and the bad guys cracked me up.

Elizabeth Foxwell

Yup, can't go wrong with Hawk. I especially like his appearance in _A Catskill Eagle_, where there are four bad guys, and he says, "I be getting my new rifle." It doesn't take long to figure out from whom he intends to get the rifle...

Dean James

Harlan once signed a book for me "To Dean, the Win of librarians."

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