I'm aiming for about 105 novels read and reviewed by the end of this year, and I've joined J Kaye's 100+ Reading Challenge for 2010.
Be part of my blog this week
- I'm trying out a Frappr Map on my blog. Pop over and check it out. Add yourself and let's see the community grow.
- Join the Alphabet in Crime Fiction Community Meme.
Tomorrow my blog will feature the invitation for the letter K. Today see the contributions for the letter J.
Another way to get people to visit your blog, and also to meet some new crime fiction bloggers.
In the last week we had 10 contributions so it is becoming a great way to see recommendations for new crime fiction titles and authors.
We don't mind if you recycle a review you've already written or just contribute occasionally.
- I'm running a feature called Suggest a Christmas Title.
So far we have 30 suggestions.
You can participate in this whether you are a crime fiction blogger or not.
What you'll need to do is write a blog post about a book that some how features Christmas. Lots of people I know like to take advantage of the season by reading a book that is set at Christmas or is about Christmas in some way.
In your blog post you can suggest several books or just focus on one. I'm using a Mr Linky so you can come back to link to more than one of your posts if you like.
- Do you read Agatha Christie? Do you write about her novels on your blog? Then join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, participate in the monthly Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival. The next one will be posted on December 23.
- Crime Fiction Alphabet - summarising the letter J
- Crime Fiction locator
This is the Frappr Map. Try it out and think about how you might use it.
- Mini-review: PAST REASON HATED, Peter Robinson
- Your Invitation: Suggest a Christmas Title
- Review: EXECUTIVE LUNCH, Maria E. Schneider
This book is only available as an e-book.
- Forgotten Book: RAFFLES: THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN, E. W. Hornung
- Wordless Wednesday: Christmas is on its way
My daughters have established their own tradition of making ginger-bread houses to give as presents.
- Carnivals, Memes, and Lists
Events and challenges you can be part of, and lists you can join.
- Book Comes to Life
Interesting video promo
- Crime Fiction Alphabet: J is for James, P.D. that is
- Crime Fiction Alphabet Letter J - week beginning 7 December 2009
- IF THE DEAD RISE NOT, Philip Kerr
- PARTNERS IN CRIME, Agatha Christie
- audio (in the car) - THE DEVIL'S PEAK, Deon Myer
- on line - THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, Alexander McCall Smith chapt 70
- 2010 Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Awards
- Best Crime Books for Christmas
- Weinman's best crime fiction of the decade
- Crime fiction authors in UK bestsellers of the decade
- The NZ Listener "100 Best Books of 2009"
- New York Times bestsellers: hardcover fiction
- Mysteries of Crime Fiction? P. D. James Is on the Case
- McCall Smith has many books brewing
- Nero Wolfe Award 2009
- Check the 32nd Book Review Blog Carnival
- Twitter Mystery Novel launched
- The end of Monk
- Was Sherlock Holmes bipolar?
- Elmore Leonard gets lifetime award
- Harlequin Replies to Mystery Writers of America
- 'Ravens' by George Dawes Green is among the year's best mysteries and thrillers