It’s Monday. What Are You Reading?

I am joining you all today, sharing what I’m reading:

In my free time: Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane. A good friend of mine who also adores crime fiction kept insisting on my need to read Stephen King and Denis Lehane so, a few months back I bought a second-hand copy of Lehane’s most well-known novel and I’m carrying it on my handbag everywhere I go. That’s how much I love it.

Gone, Baby Gone

For my PhD: Detective Agency. Women Rewriting The Hard-Boiled Tradition by Priscilla L. Walton and Manina Jones. I never thought I would write about hard-boiled crime fiction for my PhD, yet here I am, worshipping this book and everything it says.

Detective Agency

What are you reading?


8 thoughts on “It’s Monday. What Are You Reading?

    1. Glad to know I’m not the only crime fiction fan who hasn’t read it yet. I’m on page 275 of 515 and I am really enjoying it. It belongs to the American hard-boiled (non-feminist) tradition, so I have struggled with some issues, but nothing major. I think it’ll be a 4-star book for me. Have you seen the film?

  1. I’ve got it too, and loved it. Shutter Island is also excellent (best if you haven’t seen the film, obviously!) and Mystic River is really good too. I think Lehane, George Pelecanos, Michael Connelly, Joseph Wambaugh, James Lee Burke and James Ellroy are absolutely the best male American crime writers at the moment. I’m glad you’re enjoying GBG.

    1. Hi, Linda! Well, I am not a huge fan of male American authors, so I am actually really glad that I’m enjoying Gone, Baby, Gone. As for Shutter Island, I only watched the film and I loved it – not that being a DiCaprio fan hurted me either. I have now encountered Perfidia in a few book shops and I’ve been tempted to buy it. Is it good?

  2. I’m getting into horror novels–just in time to write some reviews for October! Currently, I am reading Santa’s Little Helper, a Christmas-themed horror novel. After that, I will read a zombie trilogy by Leah Rhyne. I hope you stop by Grab the Lapels and read some of my reviews 🙂 Today, I reviewed a fun romance-romp about a woman who gets stuck in a virtual reality game about pirates.

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