Author Mary Lydon Simonsen has decided to try her hand at writing a mystery series. While she has four Pride and Prejudice re-imaginings published by Sourcebooks Landmark and several other self-published works, her latest release, Three’s A Crowd, is Simonsen’s first published mystery.
There are so many features about Simonsen’s writing that I enjoy, the historical facts she carefully weaves in, the banter her characters have, the array of emotions I feel when reading one of her stories, and her humor. Even though Three’s A Crowd is a British police procedural mystery and not an Austenesque piece, Simonsen’s humor is on full display. Even though she might be writing in two different genres, all of the characteristics I love about Simonsen’s writing are exhibited in her new novel.
Listen in on a conversation between Patrick Shea and his partner and get a glimpse of the subtle humor.
Do you have an author who writes in different genres you enjoy reading? What are some of your favorite mysteries?