Saturday, July 11, 2015

Shiny New Books no 6 & a completely unrelated cat photo

The latest issue of Shiny New Books is now available to read here. I'm very pleased to have two reviews in this issue. My review of Martin Edwards' new book, The Golden Age of Murder, has been reprinted as well as a review of Truly Criminal, a new anthology of true crime written by the members of the Crime Writers' Association. The anthology has been edited by Martin Edwards. Other highlights of the latest SNB are a review of an anthology of holiday crime stories, Resorting to Murder, (one of the British Library Crime Classics) edited by Martin Edwards & an interview by SNB editor Harriet with - you guessed it - Martin Edwards!

In non-Martin Edwards related news, there are also reviews of new editions of Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge (I read this a few years ago & reviewed it here), Kate Atkinson's new book A God in Ruins, Nicola Upson's new mystery, London Rain (plus an interview with the author), & the latest Persephones, London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes & Vain Shadow by Jane Hervey. I haven't read everything yet but I'm looking forward to reading the article on four Canadian classics by Barb from the terrific blog, Leaves & Pages. I'm especially intrigued by I Married the Klondike by Laura Beatrice Berton. I've been reading some American & Canadian authors recently & want to read more. Where I'm going to find the time is another question.


And now, for no other reason than that I want to share it, here's a selfie Phoebe took the other night (with help from me to push the button) as she sat on my lap at the kitchen bench. I was reading the newspaper on my iPad & remembered that I could switch the camera around to take a photo of her. I'm using it as my iPad wallpaper & it makes me smile every time I switch it on, it's such a typically Phoebe look.

6 comments:

  1. I am always here for cat photos! And I remember that I wanted to get the Martin Edwards book, so thank you!

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    1. Martin's book is great, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Looking at cat photos takes up too much time some days, doesn't it?

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  2. I'm excited to read the latest issue of SNB and I adore the lovely photo of Phoebe. Isn't having a cat on your lap the best?!

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    1. I hope you enjoy SNB, Joan. There's something for everyone, I think. It's a very cold day here today & before lunch, I sat down to read for an hour with a cup of coffee & Phoebe on my lap (Lucky was asleep on her blanket near the heater). Perfect!

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    1. She's talented as well as beautiful!

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