In case you’re interested, Cathy lists below some of her favourite writers and TV programmes: this is by no means an exhaustive list and isn’t meant to imply that these writers/series are better than any she has not listed…..just that she has read them and enjoys them.

The categories she has listed might help you understand what to expect if you choose to hunt out the authors she mentions, and she is particularly fond of the recent publication “The Suspicions of Mr Whicher” by Kate Summerscale, which gives a great “insider” view of the early days of REAL crime detection.

SUPER SLEUTHS

DETECTIVES WITH BADGES

LEGAL EAGLES

PRIVATE EYES

SPIES, SABOTEURS AND SAVIOURS