Trust Your Instincts

Trust your instincts. How often have you read a mystery in which the policeman, private detective, amateur investigator says or thinks that? Lots.

When it comes to reviewers of mystery fiction, especially older books, the instinct I trust is to pay attention to what John Norris at his Pretty Sinister Books blog has to say. So when I read his very fine piece on the Mordecai Tremaine mystery novels of Francis Duncan, I took notice.

First, I cannot urge you strongly enough to follow the link and read the post, all the way through, as the initial paragraphs may tempt you to stop, I almost did. When I finished reading the post, I ordered these three books. How could I resist?

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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12 Responses to Trust Your Instincts

  1. Say no more Richard, I’m in there 🙂

  2. Jerry House says:

    You have great instincts, Richard. When I trust my instincts, it usually ends up with me saying, “Hold my beer.”

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Very interesting. I know I had a number of Duncan books when I was buying and selling British books, but didn’t know anything about this series, and I certainly never read one.

  4. I really like the covers on those Duncan books. But, I’m going to wait until you review these books before I decide whether to buy them.

  5. John says:

    Thanks for the compliments, Richard. Once upon a time I trusted my own instincts, but these days I’m having trouble believing in myself about anything. I’ve been abandoning nearly everything I’ve started writing and deleting posts in a fury before they even get published. I’m glad our tastes matched with this writer. I only wish that all of Duncan’s books would be reprinted.

  6. Bob Napier says:

    Maybe now you’ll lose the blahs.

  7. Those covers are pretty cool.

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