The latest in the sign on the door saga. This appeared this morning. I particularly like the fact that the word SENSE is written three times as large as everything else, and this is then followed by a normal sized thanks. What you can't see from this photo is that it's a whole A4 sheet, it's taped wonkily to the door at eye level and the marks the pen has made in the paper get deeper and deeper as the note goes on. Also, the paper appears to have been torn out of a notebook with some force. Someone is not happy, while still remaining polite. I await developments with interest.
Part 1 of an exclusive short story by Alexander McCall Smith in The Big Issue.
Murder By Type reviews Philip Kerr's FIELD GREY. The Bookbag reviews Denise Mina's A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY. Lambda Literary on Val McDermid's FEVER IN THE BONE and Musings on Kate Atkinson's CASE HISTORIES.
Apparently Stuart MacBride will be giving an intimate question and answer session in Aberdeen on January 12th. Ooo-errrr. And a reminder that if you're in Edinburgh on New Years Day, you can go and see Ian Rankin and Lin Anderson in conversation.
News about the plans for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's former home.
Sarah Weinman's best of 2010.
Following on from the excellent Carry A Poem, it's now Let's Get Lyrical time.
A salutary tale for writers from Michael Malone.