Good morning fellow Sunday Saloners.
I hope your reading is going well, and that today you find some space and time to get more done. My own reading is going well. I have read and reviewed 15 crime fiction titles this month, and there may be even time for the 16th. Hot weather here in Adelaide is making the air conditioned lounge very attractive!
This week has been a busy one on MYSTERIES in PARADISE.
- To celebrate Australia Day 2011 Bernadette (Reactions to Reading) and I re-launched our revamped joint blog, now named Fair Dinkum Crime
We aim to feature reviews, news, interviews relating to Australian crime fiction which includes books written by Australian authors or set in Australia.
So bookmark us, add it to your favourites, or even go as far as to become a friend, but above all keep an eye on our progress.
We'll suggest some great Australian crime fiction reading.
We are particularly interested in hearing from bloggers who have posted a review of an Australian crime fiction novel and would like it re-published, or Australian crime fiction authors who would like to sponsor a novel giveaway or would like to be "interviewed" by one of us.
- Earlier this month I set up another round of the Crime Fiction Alphabet, a meme where participants suggest crime fiction authors and titles related to the letter of the week.
This week's letter was the letter C.
This is a fun meme where you can participate regularly or just when you have time.
- On Friday I hosted this week's edition of Friday's Forgotten Books. In this meme participants remind us of crime fiction books of the past. Again, it is a fun meme to participate in.
- And then, I've also read some great books. So if you are looking for some great crime fiction check this week's reviews:
THE BRUTAL TELLING, Louise Penny - Canadian author and setting
THE HALF-CHILD, Angela Savage - Australian author, set in Thailand
THE RULE BOOK, Rob Kitchin - Irish author and setting
If you scroll down a bit you'll also notice the Revolver Map that I added at the beginning of December 2010. It currently shows that I've had over 13,000 visits since December 3.
At the top right of mypage I've added a Blogoversary button that counts down to my next blogoversary.
News & Headlines for the last couple of weeks:
- Jussi Adler-Olsen wins prestigious Danish prize
- Dilys award nominees (Left Coast Crime award)
- Hammett Prize nominees
- MiP hits #6 on Technorati Book Blogs
- CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award: Lindsey Davis
- Left Coast Crime 2011 Award Nominations
- Latest Book Blog Review Carnival
- In Memoriam - Jacob Price
- Author event (NZ): launch of BOUND, Vanda Symon's new Sam Shephard book
- 2011 Edgar Short Lists
- CWA names Peter James as new Chair
- European e-book best sellers
- Stephen Leather: I sold 44,334 books on Kindle UK
- Neil Gaiman on e-books
- Indie eBook Hall of Fame
- Can the Book Survive?
- now - BURY YOUR DEAD, Louise Penny
- next - THREE SECONDS, Roslund & Hellstrom
- now on Kindle - THE GHOST OF A FLEA, John Brindle
- next on Kindle - OPERATION NAPOLEON, Arnaldur Indridason
- now on audio - IN THE TEETH OF THE EVIDENCE, Dorothy L. Sayers
- next on audio STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG , Kate Atkinson
- then on audio - DIED IN THE WOOL, Ngaio Marsh
- next Agatha Christie - DEATH ON THE NILE