Years ago a head of programming at CBS-TV was asked who was the best (among four or five)President he had worked for. His immediate response, "the guy I am working for now." Best mystery/detective? The one I am reading now and the one before that.
My wife started me on this trek 55 years ago. I had read all the Sherlock Holmes storie by way of a Book-of the- Month promotion. When I whined I had nothing more to read she brought in "The Woman in White!" I trek away still.
As we speak I am reading Bram Stoker's Dracula, can you believe, and for the first time. Not for me to say that Stoker was no fluke. I was going to read only a chapter or two to grab some feeling of the time and place. Yeah, sure. I am half way through it and love it. Go figure. Meantime I will think about "best."
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