This week's topic is a profession from a book you'd like to be.
I've always wanted to be a detective.
I loved the Purloined Letter and Murders in the Rue Morgue that I read in literature class in 7th grade. Poe's C. Auguste Dupin set me on a life of deductive reasoning.
I've enjoyed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and some of the other sleuths, but Dupin is my favorite.
Agatha Christy's Hercule Poirot. Still love Murder on the Orient Express. Love the twisted ending.
Micky Spillane's Mike Hammer's I the Jury made me addicted to his tough guy bowling ball approach to finding the killer and dealing justice. Thank heaven for used bookstores that practically gave his books away. Too bad Amazon is not as generous.
Dashiell Hamite's Phillip Marlow. A tough guy, but milder than Mike Hammer.
I enjoyed James Garner is The Rockford Files. Magnum P.I. (the original), Charlie's Angels,
A staple in movies and TV: Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacy, Rizzoli and Isles, Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry X 4, Mannix, Lethal Weapon X 4 or 5, and a TV show. Hawaii 50 both versions.
Loved CSI, hated CSI Miami, CSI New York was okay. Have watched NCIS through thick and thin.