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Price Drops on Some Kindle Books

Readers, this post is for you. I’ve been getting some alerts for price drops this morning and thought I’d share a few of the lower priced mysteries that I thought you all might be interested in. I haven’t read all of these but I will highlight which ones I did. Please note that the deals are U.S. based and might be geo restricted. If I had my way, those two things wouldn’t be a barrier to readers accessing great books at great prices. Continue reading Price Drops on Some Kindle Books

Casting Choices

True Detective Imagery
True Detective Illustration created by Ben McLeod

HBO confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are officially apart of the second season of True Detective. Honestly, after casting Hollywood actors, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, it wasn’t going to get any better than that.  I’m not exactly thrilled at the casting choices but the only thing that is keeping me a bit optimistic about the thing is recalling that Colin Farrell was really good in Ken Bruen’s London Boulevard film adaptation. Farrell can portray angst and conflict well and with Nic Pizzolatto returning to continue to write his nihilist philosophy, that should give Farrell something to work with. Continue reading Casting Choices

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie ranks third in bestelling books after Shakespeare and the Bible
Agatha Christie is the most translated author ever 

 

Today is Agatha Christie’s birthday! according to my RSS feed at least. I’ve only read one book by her – 4:50 to Paddington (Miss Marple) and enjoyed it! I want to read more so I propose a question to Agatha Christie fans: which three books should readers not miss? She has a huge backlist so narrow it down for us newbies.

Books With Some Staying Power

Do any of the books you’re reading today have any staying power? What I mean by today is books published within the last decade. Would anybody read them again in 50 years? What makes a book good enough to be read by a different generation of readers? Who are the writers in crime fiction today making their mark and will be remembered 50 to 100 years from now? Will we still be reading books by then? Continue reading Books With Some Staying Power