Today's Cramps title.
Win free ebooks for a year from those lovely people at Blasted Heath. And congratulations to Blasted Heath co-genius Allan Guthrie who will have a story in the Sunday Mail on 1st January, called (probably) HILDA'S BIG DAY OUT. Well done, Al. Brilliant news. Although...my mum reads the Mail. I'm not sure she's ready for one of your stories...
A review of Kate Atkinson's CASE HISTORIES. And one for STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG. Denise Mina's A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY is reviewed here, and a couple of reviews of Ian Rankin's THE IMPOSSIBLE DEAD.
Three books loved by Ian Rankin.
Mysteries in Paradise reviews Peter May's THE BLACK HOUSE. And Peter May's very first short story about Ian The Elf, written when he was 4 years old. Awwww, bless.
The Irish Independent with what's likely to be hot next year.
Maxine at Petrona on Karen Campbell (also mentioning Denise Mina and Aline Templeton).
NPR on the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes. And a review of A GAME OF SHADOWS.
The latest Scottish delicacy - deep fried butter. I feel quite ill.
And, finally, I thought we'd seen the last of those lovely paper sculptures but here's a video of a final (?) one.