Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're being asked to list our Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Attention.
I've tried to be very good and not give you a whole list of mystery authors ('cause I could). I've mixed it up a bit...
Mystery Authors Who Could Use Some More Love1. Michael Innes: wonderfully witty, with unusual plots, sometimes a little off-the-wall--but always a good read!
2. Elizabeth Daly: touted as one of Agatha Christie's favorite mystery authors, she has written a good line of cozy mysteries featuring book-expert Henry Gamadge.
3. Edmund Crispin: Another witty British author. Worth it just to meet his amateur detective, Gervase Fen.
4. Amanda Cross: author of one of my favorite academic mysteries. Kate Fansler, professor and amateur detective, is witty, smart and someone I wish I could have as a friend.
5. Kerry Greenwood: Her Phryne Fisher series is wonderful. I've seen her name cropping up more and more....but she can stand to be mentioned more often.
6. James Tiptree, Jr. (aka Alice B Sheldon): one of the best science fiction writers. A woman who made her way in what was viewed as a man's genre for a very long time.
7. David Lodge: terrific British wit and excellent academic satire
8. Julian Barnes: Another terrific British author (I have a weakness for those...)
9. Katherine Anne Porter: Her short stories are particularly good. One of my few American favorites.
10. Christina Rossetti: a poet who deserves more recognition...she wrote more than just "Goblin Market"
Bonus: Richard Nash: If you're interested in 18th Century British scholarship, then he's your man. One of the most under-rated 18th C scholars I know. I've read a bit of scholarly work and he actually tells you things with such wit that you don't realize you're learning something. Not only is he a great scholar, he's my friend...so I had to put in a plug for him. (And, no, he didn't ask me to.....)