Tuesday, September 21, 2010

News Bites

Crime and noir author Dave Zeltserman has taken advantage of the new and exciting reader access to e-books and brought back into print FAST LANE -- and announced that ON DANGEROUS GROUND: STORIES OF WESTERN NOIR should be available this fall. Good news for those who like it dark (and nice timing for the season!).

Laura Stevenson, author of a lush and lingering novel of Vermont, Return in Kind, is featured this week on Vermont Views. Nice to see this friend and fine writer getting more attention!

I enjoyed rediscovering the three mysteries that British author Sarah Dunant wrote, before her turn to the Italian historical landscape and literary fiction. Fatlands won the Silver Dagger Award for Dunant and features Hannah Wolfe, an independent and feisty private investigator. There's plenty of danger, and there are some very satisfying twists. Here's a Dunant list of works, with the Hannah Wolfe mysteries in boldface:

  • Exterminating Angels (with Peter Busby as Peter Dunant), 1983
  • Intensive Care (with Peter Busby as Peter Dunant), 1986
  • Snow Storms in a Hot Climate, 1988
  • Birth Marks, 1991
  • Fatlands, 1993
  • The War of the Words: The Political Correctness Debate, 1995
  • Under My Skin, 1995
  • The Age of Anxiety, 1996
  • Transgressions, 1997
  • Mapping the Edge, 1999
  • The Birth of Venus, 2003
  • In the Company of the Courtesan, 2006
  • Sacred Hearts, 2009
Last but not least: Dave's enjoying Maine author Gerry Boyle's newest book,  Damaged Goods. I'm looking forward to Boyle's visit here at Kingdom Books this Saturday. I'm eager to hear about his writing, and I'm curious about the connections between Boyle and Paul Doiron, another Maine mystery author. Reminder: Reserve signed copies of Boyle's books and we'll ship them, if you can't be here in person.

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