Coincidences can unnerve and surprise you. Seeing a ‘professional’ yesterday I was told ‘I am going to use a scalpel to do this.’ My response? ‘I had a dream with a scalpel last night, or the night before.’ I say ‘professional’ for a reason. Before I’d even got out of bed this morning, I’d checked the Kindle daily deal and bought it on my mobile phone (which I also use as an alarm clock). Then I took a browse of the first page on Kindle for Android. This is its third sentence:
Quality was more important than quantity in most professions.
Sadly, yesterday felt the opposite. I felt part of a conveyor belt process and as if they’d forgotten I was a human being.
Anyway, the book is Anne Holt’s The Final Murder (99p today). I already have an unread copy of her 1222, a tale based on the ‘locked room mystery’, but I hope to find the time one day… A couple of hours later I discovered both these novels are the subject of Sarah Ward’s (@sarahward1) post today on Crimepieces. Sarah indicates that The Final Murder may hold more promise, so take a look.
Over at Crime Scraps Review, Norm (@crimescraps) has just reviewed I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni translated by Anne Milano Appel. This one is from relatively new indie publisher Hersilia Press (@hersilia_press) who are quickly gaining an excellent reputation amongst readers who specialise in reading translated crime fiction. Check out Hersilia’s site and their sample chapter of this novel follows here. i_will_have_vengeance_sample_chapter
why did I have George Clooney and Nespresso in that header? Well @cathryanhoward tweeted this, this morning:
‘Blogging tip: increase hits by posting about George Clooney and/or Nespresso. If my WP search terms are anything to go by, TRUST ME.’
So I am performing an experiment. And it’s a scalpel-free one. I will report back…