I've set this to auto publish on Sunday so I hope that it works. The first post in the retrospective list below will explain why I had to do that.
I've learnt a few things this week- how to add a Feedburner RSS icon, and set up an email subscription through Feedburner - and met a few new people through comments they've left.
I also "hotlinked" all my reviews for 2008, currently listed in a side panel, to the actual reviews so visitors can locate them more easily.
- DEAD LOVELY, Helen Fitzgerald
A quick read aimed at, I think, readers younger than me, who like crime fiction.
- Off Travelling
Read about where I am and the books I've taken to keep me company.
Information here too about Feedburner and Jim who pointed me to it.
- A QUIET BELIEF fights back
More on the fascinating story of Amazon UK's Bestsellers in Crime, Thrillers & Mystery list
- A CURE FOR ALL DISEASES, Reginald Hill
Took me over a week to read this, but it really is one of the best reads of the year, not just because of the story, but because of what Reginald Hill is actually doing. Many thanks to TableTalk whose comments on last week's Sunday Salon sent me off to do some very productive research.
- EVIL INTENT, progress report
I'm listening to this in the car (well I was - it is on hold for 2 weeks now), and it wasn't panning out quite as I'd expected. The jury is still out.
- Discovery: BookMooch.com
I'm indebted to Bernadette who commented about Book Mooch for pointing me towards it. I joined put some books up, and instantly had 2 moochers contact me. The books are on their way. My first moocher kindly taught me the ropes, explaining everything that I had to do.
- My review of HARUM SCARUM up on Euro Crime
I've become a Euro Crime reviewer and my first review was posted last weekend.
- Carnival of Criminal Minds moves to location #16
The Carnival of Criminal Minds moved from Germany to Canada. Well worth browsing if you've never been there. On July 1 it comes to Paradise!
- A new site to explore: Crime and Mystery Fiction
Lists over 1400 authors and their books. Some pages are not quite current but it is a remarkable piece of work. Check out some of the pseudonyms too
- Over on Book Group Buzz there's a nice list of things you can do in your Book Group if you're looking for something to rev it up a bit.
There have also been a couple of posts about how to locate online reading guides. An earlier posting here.
- Over on Crime Scraps you can compete for a copy of Peter Temple's THE BROKEN SHORE, winner of CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for 2007.
Interesting cover too for the USA Picador publishing of this Australian novel by an Australian author.
The Australian cover is on the left.
Seriously, if you haven't read it yet, get a copy.