Dana King's Blog – December 2008 Archive (3)

Best Reads of 2008

(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time. Feel free to leave comments and browse there, if you like.)

Not all of these books came out in 2008; I read them as I get to them. These were the ten (plus one)best books I read for first time this year, listed alphabetically by author. Books I reviewed contain links to the review, as do the names of authors I was able to interview.…


Added by Dana King on December 30, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Query Me This

(Also available on One Bite at a Time.) Annette Dashofy, a contributor to the excellent collective blog Working Stiffs, has provided a link to a PW article by agent Stephen Barbara that arrived to me though Sisters in Crime via a friend. Barbara’s subject is “The Great American Query Letter,” and comments on what he clearly considers to… Continue

Added by Dana King on December 6, 2008 at 6:38am — No Comments

November Reading

(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time.) A pretty slow month for several reasons, not the least of which was a family visit over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Some oldies but goodies got read, though, starting with

Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett

I'd read it before and thought it was okay, thought I'd read it again in light of my (hopefully) more discerning taste. Yep, it's all they said it was. Tightly written, and it moves along with the staccato rhythm of gunfire, of… Continue

Added by Dana King on December 4, 2008 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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