Detective fiction is said to have begun in 1841 with Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” There are antecedents to Poe, but Poe is the progenitor for most Americans.
The genre continues to this day with writers like Sue Grafton producing a whole series of books featuring private detective Kinsey Millhone. Others abound as indicated by the best-seller lists. Baxter is my version of a private detective.
About the Author
Although he has long been eligible to retire, Donald J. Richardson continues to (try to) teach English Composition at Phoenix College in Arizona. He defines his life through his teaching, his singing, his volunteering, and his grandchildren.