Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Minor Offenses

Just when I was feeling deprived of reading material (ha!), today’s mail brought the Fall 2009 issue of Mystery Scene magazine. In addition to Craig McDonald’s cover profile of James Ellroy (Blood’s a Rover), the contents include: a profile of James R. Benn, author of the Billy Boyle World War II mysteries (Evil for Evil); a fond retrospective on “75 Years of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe”; an overview of Patricia Moyes’ whodunits; and Ed Gorman’s interview with Kansan Nancy Pickard (The Virgin of Small Plains).

Another book for my Christmas list. (It’s not too early, is it?)

• British politician-turned-author Gyles Brandreth (Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile) is the latest “Author Snapshot” subject for January Magazine.

The Avengers go all colorful.

• And Bruce Grossman goes looking for girls--Australian crime-writer Carter Brown’s girls, that is--for his latest Bullets, Broads, Blackmail & Bombs column in Bookgasm.

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