Goodness me - how late am I with my Sunday round-up? Things have been a tad hectic in Badsville. It was a busy weekend plus I'm half way through writing a screenplay and I've started on the programming for Crimefest - which is always a bit like herding cats, but is great fun. Does anyone have any panels they really enjoyed at conventions, or panel topics they would love to see? Let me know.
Ian Rankin panicking? Surely not.
Several reviews - first of all Val McDermid's TRICK OF THE DARK and THE MERMAIDS SINGING. The Book Jotter likes Nicola Upson's TWO FOR SORROW, which features Josephine Tey as protagonist. Bookgeeks on Denise Mina's A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY, Thomas at Crime and Publishing enjoys Stuart MacBride's SHATTER THE BONES, and Small Town Girl over at I Meant To Read That... calls Allan Guthrie a bastard - but in a good way - after reading TWO-WAY SPLIT.
PW interviews Kate Atkinson, and Allan Guthrie talks cats and mats at Kindle Author.
Details for this year's Aye Write aren't yet available, but it looks as though Alexander McCall Smith will definitely be there.
Fancy a writing workshop with Val McDermid and R J Ellory?
Have a look at Helen Fitzgerald's trailer for Ex (which is Dutch for "Helen Fitzgerald is the rock chick of crime fiction".
And, finally, the lovely, lovely Tania of I Love A Good Mystery picks her favourite books for 2010. Not only does she have a fair old Scottish contingent in there but she also has some of my other favourites such as Steve Mosby and Duane Swierczynski.