Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What were the first mysteries you read?

A lifelong mystery fan, I can still remember the book that started me on this journey: The Secret of the Old Post Box.  

Shortly after that I discovered Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Cherry Ames, the Hardy Boys, Judy Bolton, Beverly Gray and then, ta da!, Agatha Christie.  Mary Stewart, Dorothy Eden and Evelyn Anthony led me to the more romantic mysteries and my current love of romantic suspense.

I recently tracked down copies of these two early favorites.  They aren't quite as good as I remembered, but what memories of childhood are?