Desperados Under the Eaves

"The Rap Sheet" weblog is reporting that Crimespree Magazine has announced its shortlists in three categories for their People's Choice awards.  In the category of Best Book in an Ongoing Series 2009, we find Shatter by Michael Robotham and Truth by Peter Temple. The winners in each category wil be announced at Bouchercon being held in San Francisco, October 14-17.

A couple of weeks back I mentioned a forgotten Australian crime novel identified by the "International Noir Fiction" weblog.  Now they have written up Cat Catcher by Caroline Shaw, saying that it fits "into the hard-boiled detective genre".

Angela Meyer has been at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival, talking to the likes of Bret Easton Ellis.  She kept a weblog diary.

Ampersand Duck is in New Zealand applying her printing skills to various projects such as a poem in the shape of a banjo and a poem by Les Murray called At the Opera.  Fantastic stuff.

Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections, has given such a rave review to The Man who Loved Children by Christina Stead that the book's US publishers have rushed out a new edition.

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