A reader asked me if I had any idea who the patron saint of mystery writers would be. I’m sure I don’t know. I once had a book listing all the patron saints–which made a very entertaining read–but lent it to someone who forgot to return it.
My nomination for patron saint of mystery writers is Padre Pio. This is because he once saved a woman from being murdered. Her husband was planning her death, and went with her to church to seem nice and holy, and Padre Pio met them. Through his gift of second sight he knew what the man was planning and said, ‘Do not shed innocent blood!’ The man was so astounded he repented immediately.
Forget it Tom. Padre Pio beat you to it.