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Currently Reading - Web of Evil, J A Jance

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I'm about 200 pages into this so I'm running late as usual:

"When the man opened his eyes, it was so dark that at first he thought they were still closed.  So he tried again, but nothing changed.  It was dark - a hot black stifling darkness that seemd to suck the breath out of him.  He sensed movement, heard the whine of tires [sic] on pavement, but he had no idea where he was or how he'd gotten there."

Penguin Most Wanted: And Hope to Die, J M Calder

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Interesting to see that Penguin's latest newsletter has come out with a mention for And Hope to Die by J M Calder which was reviewed here a while ago now.

For more from Penguin wander off to Penguin Most Wanted

While you're on the Penguin site - check out the rest of the upcoming / new titles including:

Currently Reading - Last Rituals, Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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Wellllll technically I'm a bit behind with the "paperwork" so I'm already about a third of the way through this, and it's really very good.  Very sad to note that the translation was done by Bernard Scudder - what a great service that man has provided to readers of Icelandic crime fiction. He'll be greatly missed.

Nice to See - Use of Technology by a New Australian Author

Okay, well I'm a bit biased, spending a large part of my life surrounded by Open Source Software, newish technology and new ways of delivering services, but you have no idea what a nice feeling it was to see a note from Eoin Hennigan in my email box this morning (Thunderbird email client incidentally).  Following that email to his site what gave me a real sense of pleasure was to see that you can get Eoin's book as a free download OR you can order a copy via Lulu.

SOHO Crime Newsletter out - Adrian Hyland's Diamond Dove (Moonlight Downs) heads the list

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SOHO Crime's latest newsletter has been announced - and the first book is Diamond Dove (Moonlight Downs).  Follow the link below for some stunning review snippets:

http://www.sohopress.com/crimenewsletter.html