A new penpal got me into J.D. Carr mysteries. My second novel was The Crooked Hinge.
It's really really good. I sat down and didn't get up, except for a drink of water, and then sat back down and read it straight through. Amazing.
I haven't found the detective, Dr. Gideon Fell, as engrossing as some others -- say Joe Leaphorn, Miss Marple, Mr Campion, Ellery Queen [you knew I'd mention Ellery!]. I like listening to Fell. He's nice.
But Carr's writing is engrossing. :>
Next week: World Fantasy!