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Re: C.W.A. Anthology TRULY CRIMINAL Now Available at Amazon

April 21, 2015 06:56AM
Jean,

Re your question:

> Congratulations-- that's excellent. But... do your
> fellow crime writers know you also write Jane
> Austen fanfiction???

The members of my local chapter of the Mystery Writers of America (at least the ones who live in Chicago) heard my announcement at a recent meeting that I was working on a collection of short stories updating the Persuasion characters from the Napoleonic Wars to WW2 (see the announcement about "Col. Britannia" below).

An affinity for both crime fiction and Jane Austen is not all that peculiar. Our own Sarah Waldock writes a wonderful series about the widowed Jane Churchill's romance and crime-solving partnership with a Regency-era cop named Caleb Armitage. Sort of a Regency version of McMillan & Wife ('d say a Regency version of Nick and Nora Charles, except Nick was a PI, not a policeman).

One of the best mystery writers of the 20th Century, P.D. James, was also a devoted Janeite (when her cop-hero, Adam Dalgliesh proposes to his lady love in a letter, he admits that he is "no Captain Wentworth), and her last published novel, Death Comes to Pemberley was a murder mystery sequel to P&P.

And, while you can't really call what Georgette Heyer wrote JAFF per se, Miss Austen's influence on her Regency romances is quite evident. In addition to those historical novels, she also wrote contemporary whodunits featuring gentlemanly Scotland Yard types like Chief Inspector Hemingway and Superintendent Hannayside.

Of course it is a little unusual for Dashiell Hammett/Mickey Spillane types like me. But even my namesake, Jim G.M., is a Mike Connelly fan.

JIM D.
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C.W.A. Anthology TRULY CRIMINAL Now Available at Amazon

Jim D.April 19, 2015 08:47PM

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Jean M.April 21, 2015 08:24PM

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Jim D.April 22, 2015 01:05AM

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Jean M.April 20, 2015 10:28PM

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Jim D.April 21, 2015 06:56AM

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Jim G.MApril 22, 2015 05:59PM

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Jim D.April 22, 2015 07:10PM

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Jim D.April 19, 2015 11:39PM

Congrats, Jim!

RedsonApril 19, 2015 11:16PM

Re:seconded! (nfm)

Sarah WaldockApril 24, 2015 06:49PM



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