Ian Rankin is taking a European tour, just like the posh Victorians. His tour dates: 15 March, Cologne (sold out); 16th, Hugendubel Funf Hofe bookshop (Munich, 8.30pm); 17th, Rabenhof Theatre (Vienna, 8pm), 18th, Zurich (sold out). Hopefully this will lead to more Babelfish opportunities.
Closer to home, some Crime In The City events in Edinburgh this week with Helen Fitzgerald - Monday 15th (Moredun Library), Caro Ramsay - Tuesday 16th (Newington Library), Alanna Knight - Wednesday 17th (Blackhall Library) and Allan Guthrie and Helen Fitzgerald - Saturday 20th (Wester Hailes).
Here's the longlist for the Tesco Bank Summer Reads which was launched at Aye Write last weekend. Vote for your favourite title and win a Sony e-Reader
The Madhouse Family reviews Craig Robertson's RANDOM and, although it left an uncomfortable feeling, pronounces it a good read for people who like to see "sad little lives spiralling out of control".
Val McDermid's FEVER OF THE BONE is one of the Telegraph's Pick of the Paperbacks.
Ray Banks reports on his Avant! Noir event in London.
Denise Mina at Lit Sutra on letters from drunk readers, while the Seattle Times enjoys STILL MIDNIGHT.
An Irvine Welsh story appears in the anthology BECAUSE I AM A GIRL. And Sean Bean, Dougray Scott and Robert Vaughn are to appear in the Irvine Welsh directed gritty UK comedy THE MAGNIFICENT ELEVEN.