Today was the fourth and final post in the "Mysteries and More" blog run by Bill Selnes. It's been fun reading Bill's two reviews, plus doing the Q & A with him, and then the follow-up discussion.
I miss being a nerdy academic! I had a lot of fun doing my MA. I did a lot of work on detective fiction in general, and women in crime fiction in particular. I'm not really into the "cozy" types of mysteries - hardboiled was more my thing. So... I did a great deal of reserach on the hardboiled gumshoe when I was working on my Master's, and I loved every minute of it. (By the way, I did my MA online via Athabasca University - awesome experience!!!!)
In Bill's fourth and final post, he comments on some of my MA research and analysis of (women in) crime fiction. Here is a link to excerpts from the Essays I did on mysteries and Bill's thoughts on the essays vis a vis the Sasha Jackson series.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading his comments and will post my own responses in a day or two.