This afternoon, I let my mind wander off course of a work project and I found myself in Feedly catching up on some blog reading. There I noticed a significant number of blogs talking about summer reading. While reading the post 20 Books of Summer 2015! on 746 Books, it crossed my mind how much I rely on reading list/challenge posts from bloggers to discover new reading. As it's … [Read more...] about On Reading Lists and Summer Reading
Here are a short list of items from around the Internet worth a few minutes of your consideration. CrimeFest 2015 in Bristol, UK -- May 14-17. Lee Child, Maj Sjöwall, James Runcie and Sophie Hannah to speak. Reparations: World War II in Scandinavian Fiction by Barbara Fister The popular Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavor us now in production for a third … [Read more...] about Bullet Points: April 6, 2015
Earlier this month I decided to re-read Cover Her Face, published in 1962 and the first in P.D. James’ successful Detective Adam Dalgliesh series. As this book is approaching it’s 50th year in print -- and because I so thoroughly enjoyed reading it -- I thought it would make a suitable subject with which to revive this blog. As is so often the case with whodunnits, the finer … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Dalgliesh, from the beginning.
There have been a couple interesting developments in the Stieg Larsson story since I last posted. Most noteworthy is the announcement by Amazon.com that Larsson is the first author to sell over a million digital copies on the Kindle. Amazon have created a new Kindle Million Club and Larsson is the first (and currently the only) member. Back in May, the New York Times ran a … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Kindle Million Club.
LINK: From guardian.co.uk, Wyoming writer CJ Box's top 10 US crime novelists who 'own' their territory in which he gives us his thoughts on everything from Carl Hiaasen's Florida to Sara Paretsky's Chicago, and identifies the US's best criminal tour guides. … [Read more...] about A Top 10 Crime Fiction List from C.J. Box