What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Raven?

After a little business-related break, here is another installment in my series of interviews with crime fiction afficionados. Raven is the mysterious nom de plume of one of my favourite book reviewers, whose opinions have an uncanny tendency to match with mine. In real life (as if books were not real life?!), Raven is a … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Raven?

What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Stephanie Rothwell?

It’s Monday, the start of a great week for all, I hope, and time to introduce another member of our virtual crime fiction book club. Stephanie Rothwell is an avid and discerning crime fiction reader, and a big fan of long-running series. I convinced her to answer a few questions about her reading pursuits and … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Stephanie Rothwell?

What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime Jose Escribano?

Time for another interview with one of my fellow crime lovers. This is the fourth edition of my chats with online friends about their reading passions. José Ignacio is my go-to source for Spanish or Latin American crime fiction, but his blog covers a wide range of crime fiction from all countries. His reviews are in … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime Jose Escribano?

What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Cleo Bannister?

It’s a little embarrassing to admit that I can’t remember how I ‘met’ Cleo Bannister online: it just feels like she’s always been there, sharing her thoughts and passion for books (especially crime fiction) on her excellent blog and via Twitter @cleo_bannister. This self-confessed bookaholic lives in the beautiful Channel Islands, thus representing a half-way house between … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Cleo Bannister?

What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Rebecca Bradley?

Time to introduce the founding member of our online crime book club to you, the ever-busy and delightful Rebecca Bradley.  If you haven’t yet discovered Rebecca’s goldmine of a blog – a fun blend of book reviews, interviews, writerly news and really interesting video links – then please be sure to visit and say Hi. Rebecca … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Rebecca Bradley?

What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Margot Kinberg?

Good morning, everyone, and hope all of you had a good Easter (if you were celebrating) and at least enjoyed a bit of a longer weekend even if you were not! I am delighted to be back with a new feature. As we were discussing Flavia de Luce last week at the web-based Crime Book … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Margot Kinberg?

What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Dee Kirkby?

At our virtual book club, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dee Kirkby, writer, runner, midwife lecturer, cake-baker, book patron and voracious reader. Dee writes using the name D.J. Kirkby (for adults) and Dee Kirkby (for children). Although she does not write crime fiction (yet!), Dee is the author of Without Alice, My Dream of … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on a Life of Crime, Dee Kirkby?

What Got You Hooked on Crime, Bernadette?

After a couple of failed attempts, I’m delighted to finally be able to feature one of my favourite crime reviewers here. Bernadette is joining us all the way from Australia, the land that book publishing forgot, as she humorously says on her blog Reactions to Reading. In an effort to improve international knowledge of Australian … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on Crime, Bernadette?

What Got You Hooked on Crime, Crime Thriller Fella?

Crime Thriller Fella finds crime of any type exciting, as you might have guessed from his name. Whether it comes in book form, on the silver screen or the small screen, he will read it, review it, muse on it… oh, and he also writes his own novels and screenplays. You can find him chatting … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on Crime, Crime Thriller Fella?

What Got You Hooked on Crime, Tracey Walsh?

After a rather busy start to the New Year, fraught with drama and sadness for my adoptive home France, it’s time to return to an old favourite of mine: being nosy about other people’s reading habits. Time to meet another online friend – welcome, Tracey Walsh! Tracey is one of those people who always seems … Continue reading What Got You Hooked on Crime, Tracey Walsh?