Saturday, April 21, 2007

A few items of interest

From the Jill McGown website:
There will be a celebration of Jill McGown's life at Kettering Crematorium on Wednesday 25th April at 3.45pm. All are welcome.
Also see my previous blog post which has a link to tribute from a fellow author.

On a happier note, those of us who had read with distress that the next Jack Taylor book from Ken Bruen, 'Benediction', was going to be the last in that series, can rest easy. There are now plans for another outing, called 'Amen'.

From Val McDermid's newsletter:
Val will be participating on BBC's Radio 4 Current Affairs programme 'Broadcasting House' this Sunday (22 April) at 9am BST.

If you usually have a lie-in on Sundays and miss the 9am start, or you can't listen via your radio where you are, you can always catch the programme later via the BBC's listen again feature - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh/.

Friday's strip from the ever excellent 'Unshelved' made me chuckle.

And finally, something completely OT and cute! When a cat and a rat become friends.

3 comments:

Peter said...

Hmm, will Amen see Jack Taylor in the afterlife?

I may finally have to give the Taylor novels a serious read. I love the Brant and Roberts books and Bust, but for some reason the Jack Taylor stories never grabbed me. Talk me into reading them!
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Euro Crime said...

I've only read the last two (and I haven't read any other Bruens). I like them as they are so different to what I normally read. The mystery plots are thin but the emotion is raw. Karen C has reviewed Cross for Euro Crime:
http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/reviews/Cross.html.

Peter said...

I read Calibre in one quick sitting last night and posted a comment at http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/2007/04/ken-bruen-likes-karin-fossum.html.
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