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Acts of Omission – Terry Stiastny

Avid readers who recently appreciated the slow burn intensity of The Honourable Woman: take note. Terry Stiastny’s Acts of Omission may at first appear a languorous novel but when the … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Unravelling Oliver – Liz Nugent

2014 is proving to be a year where some pretty routine reading comes interspersed with the odd surprising gem. Before reading the last page of Unravelling Oliver I checked whether … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

ITV3 Crime Thriller Season: The Crime Thriller Club

From the press release: This September is ITV3 Crime Thriller Season, featuring a TV series dedicated to crime writing. The Crime Thriller Club, sponsored by Specsavers will, each episode, feature … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Complete Shortlists for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014

Announced today, the complete shortlists for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards are: The Film Dagger o Cold In July o Dom Hemingway o Filth o Prisoners o Starred Up The … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shortlists for the CWA Gold, John Creasey (New Blood) and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers 2014

Announced today, the shortlists are: The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year: o The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson (Constable) o How the … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

Heads Up: Some Goodies with Reviews Coming Soon #SummerReads

Time can be a bit limited now and again. Hence the reason the book reviews are slow on here at the moment. But, here’s a “heads up” post just in … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 16 Comments

Jon Snow’s Report from Gaza

“… together, we can make a difference.”  Thank you Jon Snow for your objective and informative reporting.  Please watch to the end.

July 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Carol O’Connell’s Mallory Series Reissued by Headline in the UK

Here’s the schedule and here are some comments from others. Click on the schedule pic for a link to Amazon. And the It’s a crime! verdict? Both ScotKris and I … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Behind Criminal Minds Event at Waterstones Piccadilly, London and Competition #fridayreads #blackbird

Event: Behind Criminal Minds at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London on Wednesday, 16 July at 7pm. Details below for bookings. Competition: Courtesy of those lovely people at Canongate, I have three pairs … Continue reading

July 11, 2014

#fridayreads #bookaday Join in the Fun!

The Borough Press – an imprint of HarperCollins – has organised #bookaday for the month of June.  This is the schedule, (picture below).  Join in the conversation for some stimulating … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 2 Comments