According to the drop down linker you'll see below, there are now 475 of us in the Sunday Salon.
There don't seem to be many crime fiction readers, so perhaps if you are one, you could drop into my blog today and say g'day!
What my blog is all about:
I'm an Australian addicted to reading crime fiction, so here you'll find reviews, information about books I've read, authors to look out for, and communities and activities I either belong to or have initiated. I read more widely than just Australian authors though. I love British police procedurals, Agatha Christie, and Scandinavian crime fiction in particular.
Be part of my blog this week
- What is your reading target this year? Have look at my post October' s Reads and see how I'm going. Tell me what your target is and how you are progressing.
- Join the Alphabet in Crime Fiction Community Meme. Tomorrow my blog will feature the invitation for the letter E. Today see the contributions for the letter D. 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.
- Do you read Agatha Christie novels or short stories? You could join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. Some of us are reading her works in order of publication, while others are just reading them as they can get them. One a month seems to be a good target to aim for. Learn what the challenge is about, or simply join it. Every month you can submit your posts and other related sites to the Agatha Christie Blog Carnival.
- October' s Reads
I read some really great books in the last month. I've marked the Australian ones for you to look out for. I've already added up how many books I've read so far this year. What is your current total?
- Crime Fiction Alphabet Summarising Letter D
This week in the meme has been the Letter D. Some great suggestions here. A meme for you to think about joining.
- Review: MAD HATTER'S HOLIDAY by Peter Lovesey
A Sergeant Cribb mystery set in Brighton in 1882. Great period setting and an intriguing puzzle.
- Waiting for the Book to Come In...
I get a lot of books from the library but when they will come in is a bit of a lottery. Have you seen the cartoons produced by Unshelved? They often strike a chord with me.
- Forgotten Books: FALLEN INTO THE PIT, Ellis Peters...
Many of you will know the Cadfael mysteries but do you know Ellis Peter's Felse series?
- Review: BROTHER GRIMM, Craig Russell
I read this about 3 years ago, and have re-cycled this review that I had published on another site. You'll never see Grimm's fairy tales the same way again.
- Mini- Review Roundup #3
Some mini-reviews submitted by friends. Would you like to have a mini-review published on my blog? I collect them on Google Docs. Give it a go! I'll publish the next lot at the end of November.
- Review: ANOTHER THING TO FALL, Laura Lippman
I was a bit disappointed with this one, but it is still a reasonably good read.
- Crime Fiction Alphabet: DANCE OF DEATH, John Case
Another husband and wife team writing crime fiction. Good reading. This is a re-published review.
- Crime Fiction Alphabet (D), week beginning 26 October
This explains what the Crime Fiction Alphabet activity is all about. You can still contribute to the Letter D if you want to.
- Review: THE KILL CALL, Stephen Booth
I listened to this in the car to and from work over a number of weeks. Excellent.
- Trailer for KILLING HANDS by PD Martin
- Win a copy of Peter Corris' TORN APART
- New Vintage Reviews Carnival
- Queens of Detective Fiction - Rendell and James interviewed
- Book Reviews Blog Carnival #29
- now - A CERTAIN MALICE, Felicity Young
- audio (in the car) - THE BARRED WINDOW, Andrew Taylor
- on line - THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, Alexander McCall Smith chapt 30 (running a bit behind)