Links You’ll Want
The next Millennium novel, That Which Does Not Kill
Emirates Literary Festival
Malice Domestic/Agatha Awards
Margaret River Readers’ and Writers’ Festival
Catherine Aird – winner of the CWA’s Diamond Dagger Award
Crime Book Club
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You have a lovely voice Margot! I read about Catherine Aird’s Diamond Dagger, but I’m not familiar with her. Must investigate. Also looking forward to the Margaret Millar books coming back out. I’ve got a couple (one I found in my parents’ house, published in 1976!) Suspect my uncle or aunt, who live in Vancouver, may be responsible!
Thank you, Crimeworm 🙂 – Glad you enjoyed this. I’m really pleased about the Millar books coming out; I think she had real talent that ought to be rediscovered. And I do recommend Catherine Aird – quite a lot of talent there too.
Ha! I caught the chocolate candy at the end. Good thing the crew remembered to fill the bowl. Heads would have rolled!
Oh, totally forgot what I was going to say. Right. FYI: The winner of Best First Crime Novel will be recognized at the Edgar Awards in April.
Thanks, Sue 🙂
Sue – Oh, I wondered whether anyone would catch that! Yes, it would not have been a good day if those were left out! 😉
Margot: With all the crime fiction news I think you are headed to half hour broadcasts.
I trust no poison in-or-on the chocolate.
Bill – You know, I’m wondering about that myself (the time, I mean). There were a few items I thought of including, but didn’t so as not to go on too long. Perhaps I may think of lengthening the broadcast. I’ll have to see. And about the poison. Well…so far so good…
Good to see your assistant hasn’t managed to get rid of you yet – though you’re very brave to eat that chocolate…
Why thank you, FictionFan :-). I’m pleased to still be alive, too 😉
Thank you for a lovely round-up. And, yes, soon it will need to be the Crime Fiction News Hour as there is so much to report.
And glad to see those chocolate almonds appeared.
Chocolate is so essential to life really.
Kathy – Yes, there’s always a lot going on in crime fiction isn’t there? I honestly don’t know whether I’ll expand the broadcast, but I might. And you’re right about chocolate. As far as I’m concerned it’s a major food group.
Hi Margot, Bean and I watched together this time. She was enthralled! I think I’ll have to give the new Martin Edwards book a go. I do like his stories. 😀
So glad you and Bean enjoyed the broadcast, D.S.! Lovely to have a new viewer :-). And I think Edwards is really very talented. His short stories are at least as good as his novels are, too.
Margot I just stumbled in by accident and so pleased I have. We are hooked up on Twitter as you know but I am having trouble finding crime writing/ers blogs to follow and now I am here. Off to check everything out…xx
Thanks so much for your visit, TheLavenderField! It’s lovely to see you here. I hope you’ll enjoy what you find.
I love these little news items. So informative. I am reading Mystery in White by Farjeon J Jefferson, from the British Library collection, and enjoying it a lot. Martin wrote the forward for it so I thought I would give it a go. 🙂 Glad Bean is enjoying the news DS Nelson….start them early.
Thanks, Jane! And it’s good to hear you’re enjoying Mystery in White. I think it’s wonderful that the British Library is making some of those classic stories available again. And with an Introduction by Martin Edwards, you’ll also get some really interesting background too. 🙂 And yes, the sooner they start on crime fiction, the better! 🙂
I am enjoying it Margot. It takes me back to the Golden Age wonderfully. A typical setting of being snowbound in a deserted house, a killer in their midst and Christmas Day is upon them so they try making the most of their limited resources to enjoy the festivities, and solve the crime….what more could you ask for – FAB.
Ah, a real Golden Age sort of setup! 🙂
Yes indeed. Fab eh?
I love it when you do a roundup Margot – makes me feel well-informed. And, btw, I just KNOW the studio audience was there, watching in silence (apart from the sharp intake of breath when you produced the chocolate almond).
Moira – Yes, they were there indeed! Glad you noticed that 🙂 . You should have seen the crowd gathered outside before the broadcast just waiting to come in…
David Letterman doesn’t have a look-in!
Thank you, Crimeworm 🙂
I’ve just finished Rebecca’s book. Very enjoyable!
Isn’t it good, Sarah?! Glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for the shout Margot.
Of course, Carol 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Col
Lots of interesting info here Margot. I did not know of Martin Edward’s Capital Crimes. Also the availability of Margaret Millar’s books sounds good. And I was thrilled to hear that Catherine Aird had been awarded the Diamond Dagger. She deserved it.
I couldn’t agree more, Tracy. Aird really deserved that award. I do recommend Millar’s books if/when you get the chance. They tend to be darker, psychological novels, and l think, by and large, they’re well-written. And I’m very happy for the release of Capital Crimes. Edwards is very talented.
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