Saturday, November 9, 2013
Who's the best?
The Crime Writers’ Association recently polled its members and produced this list of the “best ever” crime fiction authors:
WINNER: Agatha Christie
Arthur Conan Doyle
Dorothy L Sayers
(See lists of other categories here.)
While no one can discount the talent of these authors – and certainly Christie and Doyle have been among the most influential crime writers of all time – readers and authors in North America might find the list a bit lacking in diversity. We thought we’d give PDD readers a chance to vote for their own “best” choices among U.S. and Canadian authors, and we’re dividing them into two categories, past and current. But these are only suggestions. Because we’re doing this the American way, you’re free to declare “None of the above” and add another name.
Best North American crime fiction writer of the past:
John Dickson Carr
Erle Stanley Gardner
Best North American crime fiction writer currently publishing:
James Lee Burke
Mary Higgins Clark
Okay, let’s see your votes in the comments!