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My Review of Zoë Ferraris's third Katya Hijazi novel

John Kenyon at Grift Magazine kindly gave me Ferraris's new novel Kingdom of Strangers to review. It's excellent. And regarding an earlier discussion of female crime writers to read--add Ferraris to the list. I've been a big fan since her first novel, Finding Nouf.

Added by Jane Hammons on June 4, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments

The Snowman Cometh: Jo Nesbø

Other than the chapter of The Snowman that is available on Jo Nesbø’s Facebook page, I haven’t read Jo Nesbø. That will soon change. Nesbø is a wonderful storyteller—quick on his feet and very funny—so if you get a chance to see him on this book tour for The Snowman, don’t miss him.

Instead of reading from The Snowman, Nesbø told the story of how the novel came about, which was through a scene he envisioned as he began to… Continue

Added by Jane Hammons on May 26, 2011 at 6:17am — No Comments

Kate Atkinson: Bouchercon 2010

I owe a lot to Kate Atkinson. She wasn’t by any means the first crime writer I read, not even the one who has most influenced me. As a child my bookshelves were filled with Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Trixie Belden mysteries. I would grow into my grandparents’ shelves, which were lined with Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Louis L’Amour, Patricia Highsmith, True Detective magazines, and lots of pulp. With… Continue

Added by Jane Hammons on November 29, 2010 at 6:47am — No Comments

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