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Saturday, January 16, 2010

On Reviewing and New Authors

I'm almost caught up on my reviews!  A visit to the library yesterday, however, will make sure that by the time I've finished reviewing the last batch of books, I'll have more to review.

One of the features of that I enjoy is "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" -- great place to discover new authors similar to the one you've read.  I've just finished jotting down a couple of new-to-me authors. 

Novels by Edmund Crispin (from the lovely, lovely Felony and Mayhem Press) were listed under the "Customers Who Bought" feature.  Crispin (pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery) wrote The Gilded Fly in 1944, and his Professor Gervase Fen, "scholar, wit, and fop extraordinaire," is influenced by Lord Peter Wimsey. Sounds great to me!
The Broken Tea Glass by Emily Arsenault also sounds good.  I do love good mysteries!

As soon as I finish reviewing I Can See You by Karen Rose,  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, and A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, I'll be caught up on my reviews. 


  1. I love that feature on Amazon as well as the lists that readers post and the "Recommended for You." I look at my recommendations all the time. Sometimes I wonder why one book was recommended because of a book I had bought that was completely different, but I'm looking at books. It's all fun.

  2. Framed - I agree that sometimes you wonder why certain books are grouped together or are recommended, but it sure does work as far as adding titles to my TBR list goes!

  3. I love Felony and Mayhem books! I also want to try Edmond Crispin. And I'm curious what you'll think of A Reliable Wife. I started it, but I think it wasn't in the right mood for it.

  4. danielle - A Reliable Wife was an unusual book, and I'm still pondering the review. The beginning was slow, but the pace eventually picked up, but...strange.

    I expect I'll have to order the first one by Edmund Crispin as I'm curious about his "foppish" professor!

  5. It's funny how the books to be reviewed keep piling up eh?

  6. Callista - Oh, yeah! Hard to keep up with the reviewing when you won't quit reading!