Monday, February 09, 2009

Another Detective Eats Breakfast

"My name is Nate the Great. I am a detective. I work alone. Let me tell you about my last case: I had just eaten breakfast. It was a good breakfast. Pancakes, juice, pancakes, milk and pancakes. I like pancakes. The telephone rang."
So begins Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Like the other great detectives in books by Tony Hillerman, Robert Parker, Dashiell Hammett and other famous authors, Nate's breakfast tells you much about the detective himself, not merely a love of pancakes, but a whole detective attitude. Miriam read Nate the Great to me and Alice and I was delighted to find another detective in the breakfast tradition. I've blogged about this before.

1 comment:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

This looks like a book our grandsons would love!