Other posts will list the recommendations made for Best Crime Fiction Reads 2011 and I will probably schedule those posts for next week.
I'm preparing for my new meme: Crime Fiction on a EuroPass that will begin on 1 August. Please consider signing up.
Next Sunday will see the publication of the next edition of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival too.
My attention was caught today by a post on The Red Room by Pauline Rowson headed Is Crime Fiction Set for a Surge in Sales?
The gist of the article is based on something Pauline read that said Crime often spikes when the economy splutters, but does demand for crime fiction surge as well? Publishers hope so.
Certainly it seems to me that crime fiction is booming, not just in physical made-from-paper books but in e-books as well. I am never at a loss for something to read, and in fact am having trouble in keeping up with all that I want to read. In Australia there are a number of Writers and Readers Weeks happening too. Check the events list on Fair Dinkum Crime.
News & Headlines
- Meet Michael Robotham at Mudgee Readers Festival 20 & 21 Aug
- Google Map: Edinburgh in crime fiction
- Win a full set of the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award longlisted novels!
- 2011 Thriller Awards
- 1879 London murder mystery resolved
- Official Agatha Christie site now more interactive
- Bloody Book Week South Africa 25-31 July
- Garry Disher: WHISPERING DEATH
- Joyce Lamb wins Daphne du Maurier award
- Reminder: new Challenge: Crime Fiction on a EuroPass
- Win a set of the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award longlisted.books
- Canadian Book Challenge 2011-2012
- Progress Update - 2011 e-book Challenge
- Review: SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET and Other Creepy Stories, .Cheryl Tardif
- Review: THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL, Geoffrey McGeachin
- Summary Post: Cruisin' Through Cozies Challenge 2011
- Review: STIFF UPPER LIP, JEEVES, P.G. Wodehouse - ...
- Review: THE REVERSAL, Michael Connelly - audio
- Review: ASHES TO WATER (The Lake Trilogy), Irene Ziegler
- Queens of Crime - how many do you recognise?
- Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 - Letter Z - week beginning 11 July
- next - THE DARK VINEYARD, Martin Walker
- next from library: VILLAIN, Shuichi Yoshida
- next on Kindle - REVENGE SERVED COLD, Jackie Fullerton
- now on audio - STILL MIDNIGHT, Denise Mina
- next Agatha Christie: EVIL UNDER THE SUN