Sunday, 1 August 2010

No Sex Please, We're Donna's Mum

Crimefactory has an excerpt of Allan Guthrie's forthcoming BLOOD WILL OUT. I'm sorry, but with a cliffhanger like that, forthcoming just isn't good enough - you can't leave me like that, Al. But if you just can't get enough Allan Guthrie (and we hear that complaint so often here in Badsville) you can now download his novella BYE BYE BABY.

A couple of round-ups of Harrogate- first of all, Keith Walters' excellent long and comprehensive summary, secondly, Dagger nominee Craig Robertson's look at the event from the author's perspective.

A review of two Nicola Upson books featuring crime writer Josephine Tey as detective, a reviewlet of Ian Rankin's THE COMPLAINTS, China Rhyming enjoys Lin Anderson's DARK FLIGHT , and a reviewlet in the Telegraph of Irvine Welsh's REHEATED CABBAGE. (I love the bit about Jah Wobble just above it).

Catch Val McDermid at the Independent Woodstock Literary Festival on September 17th. And you can hear Louise Welsh talking about 18th century Scottish adventurer and diplomat George Bogle on Radio 3.

More about the TV version of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie.

Jon Meacham of Newsweek stands up for genre fiction with a great article and a spirited defence. Nice one Jon.

And finally - no sex please, we're British. My mum will be relieved that she can, at last, pick up a book without all that nonsense in it.

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