I was pleased that I caught up with a couple of book blog posts earlier today. Also, I hope to get these out, in order, before we break for the festive holidays:
- The Frugal Life – Piper Terrett (non-crimefic book on watching your pennies in these times of austerity from an author who practises and does not preach)
- Dead Tomorrow – Peter James (the proof copy could double up as a door stop, but when reading this thriller those pages go flickety flick, flick, flick and faster than the cars he likes to race)
- City of Thieves – Cyrus Moore (City-based thriller that lifts the lid on insider trading and corruption)
- Blacklands – Belinda Bauer (an engaging début coming in January 2010 written from the point of view of a boy seeking resolution for his family after a tragedy).
I also have some comments to come on the 2010 Book Club TV programme in the UK: that is the follow-on for the previously successful Richard & Judy incarnation. I believe phase two may be both missing the point and missing a trick...
Finally, there will be a post on academics seeking your help in the world of crime fiction, especially in relation to WWII and the Nazis. I know some of you are experts in this area, so please keep your eyes peeled for this post before we see in the new year.
Comments left on 09/12 are likely to see a delay in publication as I will not have access to the internet for the most of the 24hr period. I'll catch you later in the week. Enjoy your reading!