Ian Rankin and the Mystery of the Milk. And how he 'slightly worried' Edinburgh's galleries.
A review of the audiobook of Denise Mina's STILL MIDNIGHT. And a great article revealing that she still thinks she's a waitress.
A great blog post from Aly Monroe on keeping up the energy.
Apparently, Alexander McCall Smith writes like a wizard.
An article about the Play, Pie, Pint series at Glasgow's Oran Mor.
An interview with M C Beaton in which she reveals her five favourite cosy mysteries.
Lots of big name authors visit Chepstow Bookshop, including Alexander McCall Smith and Iain Banks.
And finally, an article in The Millions, about unlikeable characters in fiction. Personally, I love a nice, meaty, unlikeable character, and often find myself rooting for them at the end of the book - Ken Bruen's Brant, for example - racist, sexist chauvinist, absolutelyeverything-ist. He';s a great character, and I'd love to have him on my side if I had a problem. I'd also like to go and have a drink with him, but I'd probably end up throwing my drink all over him after about ten minutes. But what fun that would be. So, what about you, dear reader; do you have any favourite unlikeable characters? And what do you look for in a character?