Another new month means it's time for another look inside UK and other European crime fiction through the eyes of UK crime author, critic and general man-about-town Mike Ripley. His latest Getting Away with Murder column for Shots Crime & Thriller e-Zine has now been released, and it's his usual witty look at a remarkable number of topics related to each other only by their fascination with crime.
On the Ripster's mind this month, among other topics::
- A somewhat jaundiced report on Nordicana;
- Reflections on various TV series;
- A new book from Irish author Declan Hughes;
- Thrillers about skiing;
- A couple of thrillers from Austria;
- Reflections on the genetic deformities of Richard III;
- Republications of an English book about an American private eye;
- The disappearing Ellis Peters Award for historical mysteries;
- Silver jubilees for a couple of Mike's books and others;
- Word of a couple of new British Library republications of classic, if little-known, crime fiction (which will, eventually, be reviewed here!);
- Cheers for republication of some Ellery Queen novels;
- More about Ripley's new Albert Campion novel, based on Margery Allingham's character;
- novels from Australia and Cuba;
- and some new graphic art that might make a new logo for the Detection Club.
There's a lot to enjoy here, so dig right in!