Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Around the world in 80 detectives.

Great fun piece on the booktribes blog, with some excellent suggestions for crime holiday reading to suit your destination. I particularly liked their St Petersburg recommendation.

38. St Petersburg

Another period piece, this time by the British author RN Morris, who cheekily borrows Dostoevsky’s detective Porfiry Petrovich from Crime and Punishment. He has written two novels so far, showing St Petersburg snowbound by winter, and stinking by summer.

Kids broke up today, which will explain my low blogging activity. I've desperately been trying to get as much novel and libretto written while I have the chance. Not much will get done for the rest of this week.

I've been crime writer by day and librettist by night.

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