I used to stay home from school, playing sick, in order to finish a book I was up reading all night. Some of my favorites from my youth were the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming, and the Shell Scott detective stories by Richard Prather.
Now I am 64 years old, and both these authors names and their main characters are still recalled from memory with no reference to any of my books.
I once donated 1200 pounds of books to a local library because I was moving away and just couldn't handle them all. That was over twenty years ago. I have again built up a sizable library. Many of these books are mysteries, and I will be reviewing some of my favorites for you.