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!
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”
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.
Hi Renee! If there’s a way to work mystery fiction into any holiday, I will find it. *wink* And I agree: the level of sacrifice our veterans make is humbling.
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Fantastic post, Kathy! I had no idea about Agatha Christie. Thanks for sharing this info.
Thanks, Piper! That’s how Christie learned so much about poisons, which served her well in her mysteries. 😉
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What a terrific way to honor those who’ve served! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…now Sherlock makes a special kind of sense. 🙂
Thanks so much, Kitt!
Doyle made Dr. Watson (Holmes’s narrator and faithful companion) a veteran, too. In the stories that mention Watson’s background, Watson had served as a field doctor in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, where he was wounded in the Battle of Maiwand.
Doyle lost track of whether Watson was wounded in the leg or the shoulder over the course of the stories, a source of endless debate among the Sherlockians. 😉
Kathy – This is so clever and creative! And it’s a terrific reminder of how much we owe to those who have served.
Margot, thanks so much!
I love this! You are so multi-talented, Kathy!
Aww, Kass – thank you! So glad you like it.
Oh Kathy, you’re too sweet. I love your author/vet poster. What a cool thing!
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Thanks so much, Patricia! And your backyard looks like an autumn mecca. So awesome.
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