Category Archives: Crime Fiction Alphabet

Crime Fiction Alphabet: A is for Archaeology

It seemed like an omen that the week I was deliberating over whether or not to participate in the crime fiction alphabet meme this year I would be reading two crime fiction books which both happen to feature an archaeologist. … Continue reading

Posted in Beverly Connor, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Elizabeth Peters, Elly Griffiths, Erin Hart, Jessica Mann, Kate Ellis, list, Lyn Hamilton | 12 Comments

Goodbye to the Crime Fiction Alphabet

For the past few months Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise has hosted the Crime Fiction Alphabet meme which has been contributed to by a varied group of dedicated crime fiction fans. I’ve mentioned before that most memes don’t do a … Continue reading

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Crime Fiction Alphabet: Z is for Z4CK

I was not exactly spoiled for choice for my final contribution to the crime fiction alphabet but it seems fitting to end off on a book that’s a little bit crime, a little bit sci-fi and a little bit thriller … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, Kevin Milne, memes and challenges, mini review | 2 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Y is for Y2K

Yes I am taking another liberty with my personal challenge of discussing books with one word titles for my penultimate contribution to the crime fiction alphabet but, having been rather heavily ensconced in the madness that surrounded this particular event, … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, memes and challenges, mini review, R J Pineiro, USA | 6 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet – X is for X Esquire

OK I admit it I am beaten. In homage to Sue Grafton I attempted to put together a crime fiction alphabet of one word titles (of books I have read) but the dastardly letter X has stumped me. Though I … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, England, Leslie Charteris, memes and challenges, mini review | 8 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet – W is for Watchdog

I’ve chosen a cosy by Laurien Berenson for this week’s contribution to the Crime Fiction Alphabet. Watchdog is the fifth of 15 books in Berenson’s series featuring Melanie Travis: a special education teacher and new-ish owner of a show-quality standard … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, Laurien Berenson, memes and challenges, mini review, USA | 6 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet – V is for Vanish

We’re in the home stretch alphabet-wise and it’s time to discuss the work of American writer Tess Gerritsen. Vanish is the fifth of Gerritsen’s eight published novels to feature Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles and it … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, memes and challenges, mini review, Tess Gerritsen, USA | 4 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: U is for Undertow

We’ve reached the awkward bits of the alphabet for the Crime Fiction Alphabet meme and I admit I’ve found it a little difficult to come up with titles for my final 6 contributions. The back-end of the alphabet is just … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, memes and challenges, mini review, Sydney Bauer (Aus), USA | 2 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: T is for Timeline (not Taken)

T is also for Tetchy which is how I’m feeling today so for this week’s Crime Fiction Alphabet contribution I’m going to break the meme rules a little. I had planned to write about one of the two books I’ve read … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, France, memes and challenges, Michael Crichton, mini review | 4 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet – S is for Stranglehold

My contribution for the S round of the Crime Fiction Alphabet is Jennifer Rowe’s Stranglehold. Like most of the six novels featuring Verity Birdwood it’s an Agatha Christie inspired variation on the country house mystery. It tells the story of Max … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Jennifer Rowe (Aus), memes and challenges, mini review | 3 Comments