Happy Veterans’ Day, Mystery Style


Veterans’ Day has me thinking about mystery writers who have served in the military, and there are a fair number of big-time names! I thought I’d try my hand at creating an infographic on the subject.

So, here are some of the top authors of classic mysteries who were also veterans – I took some liberties with Agatha Christie. Happy Veterans’ Day, everyone, and if you’re a veteran – thank you for your service!

vets day3 infographic What other mystery authors have served in the military that you know of? I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,


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12 thoughts on “Happy Veterans’ Day, Mystery Style”

  1. Renee Schuls-JacobsonRenee Schuls-Jacobson

    Hi Kathy! I love that you have taken the time to research authors who are veterans. Until recently, I didn’t have much of an appreciation for all that our veterans go through for our country. I am humbled by their personal sacrifices, and I’m so glad to see people honoring the lives of those were died and also those who continue to walk among us.

  2. Piper BayardPiper Bayard

    Fantastic post, Kathy! I had no idea about Agatha Christie. Thanks for sharing this info.

  3. Kitt CrescendoKitt Crescendo

    What a terrific way to honor those who’ve served! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…now Sherlock makes a special kind of sense. 🙂

  4. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Kathy – This is so clever and creative! And it’s a terrific reminder of how much we owe to those who have served.

  5. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    I love this! You are so multi-talented, Kathy!

  6. PatriciaPatricia

    Oh Kathy, you’re too sweet. I love your author/vet poster. What a cool thing!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


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