Old de­tec­tive nov­els the best

YOURS (UK) - - Your Letters -

✒ I am go­ing back to read­ing de­tec­tive nov­els by au­thors such as Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Josephine Tey. Why? Be­cause Mod­ern de­tec­tive nov­els are full of four-let­ter words. In a crime novel I have just fin­ished, there were four or five on each page. We have a rich lan­guage, so surely crime writ­ers can find enough words with­out re­sort­ing to us­ing swear words all the time. What do other read­ers think?

Gwyn­neth Ashby, Dorset

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.