Crime Fiction Book List: Disabled isn’t Unable

This crime fiction book list includes books and series featuring a character whose physical, emotional or mental limitations figure in the plot or character development of the stories or series. The character may be disabled in some way but is still able to solve, or perhaps commit, crimes. The list was compiled with the help of the Fiction-L listserv in March 2009. It’s sorted by author’s last name. Additions always welcome; just email me. _________________________________________________________ Jane A. Adams. Naomi Blake series. Blake is a blind ex-policewoman in the Midlands of England. Mourning the Little Dead (2002) Touching the Dark (2003) … Continue reading Crime Fiction Book List: Disabled isn’t Unable

Questions … Understanding … Mystery … and Train Travel

Two posts from Rachel Barenblat (Velveteen Rabbi) recently that I want to share and comment on: 1. A couple of days ago, she wrote about interfaith work and the godblogosphere. She writes: “It’s tough to take in somebody else’s beliefs without feeling some twinges of defensiveness. But we need to learn to listen without judgment; to speak for ourselves, and to allow others to speak for themselves too (instead of speaking for them.).” While I was riding on the train, I was seated next to people whose beliefs — as they revealed them in actions and conversation with me and … Continue reading Questions … Understanding … Mystery … and Train Travel