Monday, February 26, 2007
What evil lurks in the minds of men . . .
It had to be so . . . a new genre of mystery writing has emerged with a genealogy theme. No longer are published genealogies, family histories, or family-history-based historical fiction the "only" outlet for the genealogical muse. Genealogy has long been associated with detective work and the solving of mysteries. Now the genealogy slueth has become the protagonist, utilizing his or her research skills to solve mysteries of the living, rather than the dead. In her article, "Genealogy Fiction," Gena Philibert-Ortego introduces us to some her favorite reads, suggesting we take a break from "the practice," to read the exploits of a fictional alter ego. Entertaining and fun.