A very good way to keep up with (fictional) criminal matters on the other side of the pond is Mike Ripley's monthly column, "Getting Away with Murder," in the British Shots e-zine. There's a new issue out for the new year, and, as usual, you'll find a surprisingly wide variety of comments. There's some interesting background on the disputed origins of the film version(s) of James Bond, some mention of interesting historicals (including one set in New York during the recent unpleasantness over independence for the colonies), and word of some promising looking re-issues and republished-in-e-format books. There's a concluding mention of an overworked cliche of too many thriller book covers, too. All in all, a good month for the Ripster. Take a look for yourself.