Post by Lynn McGuire
"23 Best Fantasy Mystery Books" by Dan Livingston
Wow, I have read only 3 out of 23. The "Rosemary and Rue", "The Good,
the Bad, and the Undead", and the awesome "Storm Front".
I've read 11 of them, but while there are several good books among them,
the percentage of "Favorite" books is much lower; I don't whether I
don't like the genre as much or there just aren't enough books in the
Jasper Fforde's _The Eyre Affair_ is the only one in my Favorite's
bookcase. It's a very imaginative, unique world where classical
English literature is important in ways beyond what even an English
professor would dream of. The series as a whole remained good, but
in my opinion the appeal diminished a bit with every volume.
The MacAvoy book was at one time on my Favorite's bookcase, but it
hasn't held up to rereading as well as others. Other recommended
books would be the Wells and the Pratchett, and the Garrett is what
I would call the defining book of the genre.