Yesterday I posted some pictures of famous crime writers when they were young, and invited you to guess who they are. As promised, here are the answers :-)
Why, look! That adorable child became the one and only Ngaio Marsh!
And that fine young man grew into…..Colin Dexter!
This little lassie could only be…Val McDermid!
This little boy is none other than…Arthur Conan Doyle! Elementary ;-)
This cheerful young lady blossomed into…Patricia Highsmith! Smiles on the outside, but what a skill at inner noir.
And this serious young man? Well, when you’re Michael Connelly, you have a lot to think about! All those great plots and characters…
The devious mind behind that innocent face could only belong to…the ‘Queen of Crime,’ Agatha Christie!
Isn’t that a great ensemble? It’s being modeled for us by…Ian Rankin! Wonder if Rebus ever wore somthing like that…
Sue Grafton got an early start at reading. Doesn’t seem to have done her any harm…
That adventurous young man made the most of his travels in his books. Yes, it’s Arthur Upfield!
So… how did you do? Did you recognise that greatness for what it is? Thanks for playing! Happy Weekend!
*NOTE: The title of this post is a line from Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer’s You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.