Well, as I warned you earlier, I have indeed been slacking off somewhat in my duties here. Write me off as a bad person, if you like, but I will try to catch up with some bullet-point items about at least a few of the items I've missed so far. Hey, better late than...well, you know how that one goes.
- First, there's Mike Ripley's monthly Getting Away with Murder column for the Shots e-zine. Come to think if it, Mike was late posting his column this month, so my belated posting about his belated posting isn't all that late. Is it? Anyway, it's the usual collection of Mike's observations and insight into lots of mysteries and authors and publishers. He even has time to talk about William Le Queux, one of the less savory (for my tastes) authors of the early Golden Age, recount a meeting with one of the modern masters of the historical mystery, Paul Doherty, and cheer the return of some classics by Victor Canning. There's lots more where that comes from.
- Sally Powers has posted the latest edition of the I Love a Mystery Newsletter, with dozens of reviews of new and recent mysteries from all sub-genres. No matter what kind of mystery you like, the newsletter is a good way to keep up with new books you may want to add to your reading list. Although I do write reviews for the Classic Corner there, I have nothing new posted this time around, so don't let me stand in the way of finding other, newer books that you may enjoy.
- I'm not familiar with Lyn Hamilton, the author of a series of archeological (!) mysteries, but the folks at Bev Editions have released e-book versions of three early books featuring Lara McClintoch, a dealer in antique arts, and there may be more on the way. I've added one, Hamilton's second mystery called The Maltese Goddess, to my TBR electronic pile on my Kindle, and I'll try to get a review up here in the next few weeks. You can check out what's available at the Bev Editions website.