The gift of friendship is so important in Rum and Choke whether it’s new friends, long time friends, or friends who aren’t who they seem to be. Do you have a favorite fictional friendship?
Julie: Congratulations Sherry! I can’t wait to read Rum and Choke! Fictional friendships? There are SO MANY. This year I read the Veronica Speedwell series, and her friendship with Stoker is wonderful. In Pride and Prejudice Charlotte and Elizabeth’s friendship is lovely. Poirot and Hastings, Amelia Peabody and Evelyn, the members of the Thursday Murder Club–crime fiction runs on great friendships, don’t you think?
Liz: Yay, congrats, Sherry! I agree with Julie – there are so many. I also love the Thursday Murder Club peeps. And Jessie’s Beryl and Edwina duo! So fun.
Edith/Maddie: I’m so excited for the new book, Sherry! I like the friendship between Joaquin and Chloe, for starters. Lucy Burdette’s Haley Snow and Miss Gloria have a great friendship in the Key West Food Critic series.
Barb: Congratulations, Sherry! I can’t wait to read Rum and Choke. Jessie’s Beryl and Edwina immediately spring to mind as fictional friends. I also love friendships between professional sleuths, like Reg Wexford and Mike Burden, or Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers.
Sherry: Thanks so much! First, I think all the Wickeds have wicked good friendships in their books. Each take is so different and complex. I know I’m like a broken record with this, but I love the friendships in my beloved childhood Betsy-Tacy book. The series runs from the time they meet in first grade to their adult lives and weddings. I love the friendships in Kellye Garrett’s Detective by Day series and the complicated relationships in Mick Herron’s Slow Horses series.
Readers: Do you have a favorite fictional friendship?