Good morning fellow Sunday Saloners.
MYSTERIES in PARADISE is the home of the Crime Fiction Alphabet Reading Challenge.
The 2011 edition of this popular meme is entering its final letters: X, Y, and Z.
It has been very successful with an average of 15 or so participants each week suggesting books to read and authors to find.
I have decided to follow it up this year with a new challenge: Crime Fiction on a EuroPass
These challenges don't necessarily involve participants in new reading for the challenge itself (although a list of books that you'd like to read could be a result), but allow you to point to books you've already read, or reviews you've already written, or to dabble in a bit of research.
Although the challenge relates to crime fiction reading, you don't have to be a crime fiction addict like I am to participate. Crime Fiction on a EuroPass begins on August 1. The blog post has a Mr Linky where you can sign up.
Check out the countries we'll visit in the 12 week schedule.
As we approach the middle of the year begin thinking about your best crime fiction reads so far for 2011.
I'll be collecting lists here on MYSTERIES in PARADISE from July 1. I'll put up a special post about it and several reminders.
Other posts this week:
- CrimeFest 2011 in retrospect
- Review: HEARTSTONE, C.J. Sansom - audio
- Review: DEAD TOMORROW, Peter James
- June 2011 edition of Agatha Christie Blog Carnival...
- Forgotten Book: THE BENEVENT TREASURE, Patricia Wentworth
- Review: THE SALTON KILLINGS, Sally Spencer
- Review: AN UNCERTAIN PLACE, Fred Vargas
- Review: MAD MONEY, Linda Richards
- Review: THE WRECKAGE, Michael Robotham
- Review: TEN-SECOND STAIRCASE, Christopher Fowler ...
- ACRC Update - 20 June 2011
- Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 - Letter W - week beginning 20 June 2011...
- Amazon Publishing Acquires 47 Books from Award-Winning Mystery Author Ed McBain
- Interview, CBS News, with Michael Robotham
- New Murder Mystery Novel Set In New York Subway
- New Crime Fiction to look for
- Crime writers at Edinburgh Book Festival
- Interview with Lynda La Plante
- UK National Crime Writing Week
- average crime novel's body count is 8.38
- Crime in its prime
- Guardian Crime fiction roundup
- crime fiction functions best in urban settings.
- Danish crime series with a Syrian twist
- next - THE KILLER'S ART, Maria Jungstedt
- next on Kindle - VIOLENT EXPOSURE, Katherine Howell
- now on audio - STIFF UPPER LIP, P.G. Wodehouse
- next Agatha Christie: ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE