In UPDIKE, the new biography of John Updike by Adam Begley, he quotes Updike as saying, "A real reader, reading to escape his own life thoroughly, tends to have runs on authors." Updike goes on to say he read Gardner, Queen, Carr, Christie, Marsh, Thurber, Benchley, and Wodehouse in this manner (among others).
What writer to you remember reading like this first?
In the summer of '68, on vacation with my parents, I began the journey through Agatha Christie. I could not buy them fast enough. Who lured you in once discovered?