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Crime and mystery fiction
In The Spotlight: Christine Poulson’s Murder is Academic - http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2014...
I enjoyed this series very much. - Karen Meek
It is a good series isn't it? - Margot Kinberg
Jose Ignacio
IRRESISTIBLE TARGETS: ANDREAS NORMAN RUSHES INTO A RAGING BLAZE - http://irresistibletargets.blo...
IRRESISTIBLE TARGETS: ANDREAS NORMAN RUSHES INTO A RAGING BLAZE
Crime and mystery fiction
The Ascendant -A Recommendation for Maxine at Petrona Remembered - http://mysteriesandmore.blogspot.com/2014...
The Ascendant -A Recommendation for Maxine at Petrona Remembered
Thanks, Bill. I've posted this on Petrona Remembered. - Margot Kinberg
Thanks, Margot. You are such an efficient administrator. - Bill Selnes
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Joel Dicker – The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair - http://crimepieces.com/2014...
Margot Kinberg
Ann Cleeves attacks 'glib' depictions of murders of women - Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture...
Very interesting interview - Moira Redmond
Impressed (as always) with Ann Cleeves' intelligence. - Bernadette
I thought so too, Moira. And I agree with you about Cleeves, Bernadette. - Margot Kinberg
Crime and mystery fiction
Into a Raging Blaze by Andreas Norman, a Review - http://scandinaviancrimefictio...
Crime and mystery fiction
Review of The Gigolo Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (Penguin, 2009, Turkish 2003) - http://theviewfromthebluehouse...
Review of The Gigolo Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (Penguin, 2009, Turkish 2003)
Glad you liked it Rob. I've read 2 with 1 more in mt tbr. - Karen Meek
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Christine Falls by Benjamin Black - http://jiescribano.wordpress.com/2014...
I watched this recently, it seems that the tv series didn't stray too far from the book. There did seem to be a lot of to-ing and fro-ing across the Atlantic (by plane I assume). - Karen Meek
I might watch the three episodes soon, but not before reading the next two books in the series. - Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders - http://crimepieces.com/2014...
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Happy Valley (UK 2014) and Top of the Lake (New Zealand 2013) - http://mrspeabodyinvestigates....
Crime and mystery fiction
May 2014: Classic crime in the blogosphere - http://pastoffences.wordpress.com/2014...
Definitely going for the 1963 theme, Rich. - Moira Redmond
I suppose I should - the year of my birth after all. Off to skim the shelves for a suitable entry! - col
I can try for the 1963 theme. Is there a timeline of books published somewhere I can browse or is this a case of me hunting for a title? Of course, I'm also assuming that once I have title I can download onto Kindle. - Rob
You can get Charles Williams Dead Calm (1963) for kindle. I'm probably going to look at reading Shock Corridor - Michael Avallone. - col
Some 1963 publications according to my database: Jean Bruce - Deep Freeze, Gwendoline Butler - A Coffin for Baby, Agatha Christie - The Clocks, Ian Fleming - On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Nicolas Freeling - Because of the Cats, Nicolas Freeling - Gun Before Butter (apa Question of loyalty), Carlo Emilio Gadda - That Awful Mess on Via Merulana, Alan Hunter -Gently Floating, P D James... more... - Karen Meek
"an ex-Marine got a job at a Dallas book repository, an ex-Minister of War lost a job in politics; a group known as the Beatles made their first million, a group known as the Great Train Robbers made their first two million; it was the time when those that fought to save the world began to surrender it to those they had fought to save it for;................It was the Year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three" Recalled to Life: Reginald Hill. - Norman
Karen, that's great, thanks. I'd found the PD James one last night, but will take a look through this list. - Rob
Rich, nice opportunity to read or reread The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
I’m not entirely sure why, but Past Offences is now on Pinterest - http://pastoffences.wordpress.com/2014...
Crime and mystery fiction
Sadly the Oxfam in my town is now a betting shop so I may resort to kindle version. - Karen Meek
Crime and mystery fiction
In The Spotlight: Claudia Piñeiro’s Thursday Night Widows - http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2014...
Crime and mystery fiction
Moira Redmond
The OxCrimes launch party in London - great party, great cause, great book http://clothesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
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Moira Redmond
I MURDERED MY LIBRARY BY LINDA GRANT - a bit OT, but with that name it fits, and everyone who buys too many books can empathize... http://clothesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Crime and mystery fiction
Moira Redmond
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR BY JOEL DICKER. Hmmm.... http://clothesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Moira, your review just confirm what I read about this book in Spain despite its popularity. - Jose Ignacio
Will still give it a read myself! - col
we need your balancing opinion Col - Moira Redmond
just finished this - not a masterpiece by any means, I found it an enjoyable page turner, sort of a more upmarket Giorgio Faletti, but I think the author's relatively young age meant that he struggled to deal with some difficult issues - grooming, disability, severe mental illness in a sufficiently realistic/nuanced way. So I more or less agree with Moira's view but I enjoyed it more... more... - LauraRoot
Fancy reviewing those 2 for EC Laura? - Karen Meek
Very good points Laura - and I did not find it authentic in its time or geographical setting either. But maybe he will get better with age. - Moira Redmond
I got the Quebert book from Netgalley for that very purpose Karen :) Irene would be more difficult as it was a library copy which I have already returned, and I don't want to rely on memory alone, I may need to reread bits. - LauraRoot
Moira - TBH I don't feel qualified to comment either way re:time or geographical setting, having never set foot in the US. It's so hard to gauge whether the Twin Peaks vibe to the book, cliche of diner as centre of social life etc is consciously or unconsciously ironic! I rarely feel that I need to read author interviews to get more of a feel for the author's intentions prior to review, but I will have to for this one. - LauraRoot
It's a minor point, but one of the issues I had with it was that the diner turns into a bar later on: I think he was imagining something much more on European lines.... If I wrote a book set in Switzerland I expect I would get lots of things wrong: so I'd be very careful. Or not write a book set in Switzerland... - Moira Redmond
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Leif G.W.Persson and Neil Smith win the 2nd Annual Petrona Award - http://crimescraps2.wordpress.com/2014...
My comment to your post with the shortlist was premonitory, Norman. - Jose Ignacio
You were spot on Jose Ignacio. I shall post about the International Dagger shortlist and the Endeavour Historical Dagger shortlist in the next week or two. - Norman
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