Just finished "Shatter"....I loved it! I recently found out a good friend has Parkinson's and so it was really helpful to read of a hero with the same. Excellent read, and I plan on having a postive review up soon on New Mystery Reader.
Thanks, will do, Michael...and will also check out the Marquez books. Hopefully there's something I can share with my Dad and Grandmother. I think, personally, there's much to be said about literature with a definate cultural slant. Not sure if you've read John Nicols, or if you want to, but he does manage to make sense out of an area that is close to me...he gets it with a kindness and empathy rarely seen...photos are great too..
Going to go against the grain here and bring up a writer on your list of favorites....I'm inspired to read Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Can't believe I haven't yet! And definately, am looking foward to your latest as well..
I wish I were a very influential reviewer! Based on my impression of your first book, I really think your books deserve being translated into Danish. I looked for Danish reviews via Google and I could see there were not many. Perhaps because Danes look towards Britain & Scandinavia for inspiration?
What I can do, I shall do, however. I posted a Danish review + a short English abstract on my first blog (a December experiment) but one of these days I´ll copy it onto my new blog which is read by more crime fiction fans :)
And thank you for your encouragement. Sometimes I really need a kick in a certain part of my anatomy to keep up my writing ;) Blogging gives you much more immediate feedback.
I came across "The Suspect" (Danish translation) at my local library in December, read it, enjoyed it and reviewed it on my crime fiction blog. So of course you should only blog if you like it, but since my first go at it 6 weeks ago I have realized I enjoy it ever so much - even though it takes an awful lot of time I could have spent on work, family, reading books, trying to write books etc :)
I'm just back from Bouchercon in Baltimore - where I was temporarily and accidentally famous (they thought I was someone else - http://twitter.com/sarahw/statuses/958070119). All good, busy rewriting and getting ready for winter.
We'd love to have you any time you can make it. But if your book is due out in March, talk to your publishers about the LA Times Festival of Books the 4th weekend in April. About 150,000 people traipse thru the fest during the weekend, and our booth is the largest mystery presence...
Hi Michael. Just finished LOST, which I enjoyed a lot, especially all the hidden London/urban exploration touches. I read a novel earlier in the year (THE GREAT STINK by Clare Clark) which was set in and around the original construction of the sewer system that parts of LOST use so well.
Am now looking forward to going backwards for THE SUSPECT, and forwards for the NIGHT FERRY.
returned from Sydney where I wa researching my nwt mystery in a series I am doing . My wife and I loved driving and driving and every once in a blue moon meeting someone who without fail was great to be with..not at all like here in the USA. Sad but true.Good Luck
I'm guessing you'll be at the best indie bookstore on the planet, Murder By the Book. It's not far, about 30 miles. Friendswood, btw, is named for the Quaker Church in the center of town. When will you be in town? If it's not October, I'll be there ... October's when the first grandbaby arrives in Seattle. :-)