Friday, December 11, 2009

He Gives a Rip

A bit late in being posted, but nonetheless welcome, is the December edition of Mike Ripley’s “Getting Away with Murder” column in Shots. Among the subjects up for consideration this month: London’s pre-Christmas publishing parties; publisher Bitter Lemon’s coming crime fiction-in-translation titles; the lost spy novels of Adam Diment (also recently recalled in The Rap Sheet); and the annual, but much overlooked, Shots of the Year Awards--“the only awards in crime fiction which come with absolutely no financial reward, no glitzy ceremony, no photo opportunities, and a total lack of regard for democracy in the selection process.”

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