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  • Monthly Recommendations
    Crime fiction,  Forensic,  Random

    November Recommendations: Crime Fiction and Medicine

    Bodies in the Library‚Äôs recommendations come out the last day of each month and they aim to bring together great crime fiction reads for fans of the genre. The lists are eclectic and diverse, and they celebrate contemporary crime fiction writers and classics alike. This month’s recommendations are extra special to me because even though literature is clearly my first love, medicine follows very closely. My mum is a nurse, and some of my closest relatives are doctors so it was just a matter of time that showed an interest in the field. As you can imagine, medicine and crime fiction combine perfectly, especially after the CSI effect in the…

  • Monthly Recommendations
    American,  Crime fiction,  Monthly Recommendations

    September Recommendations: Southern Crime Fiction

    Bodies in the Library’s recommendations come out the last day of each month and they aim to bring together great crime fiction reads for fans of the genre. The lists are eclectic and diverse, and they celebrate contemporary crime fiction writers and classics alike. Southern culture is a big thing for me. My Mum brought me up listening to Johnny Cash and I carried on the family obsession by becoming June Carter Cash’s biggest fan as soon as I had access to the Internet. I love a good pair of cowboy boots, and my English-speaking friends think it’s funny I “y’all” people around even though I have a British accent.…

  • 21st Century,  Giveaways

    Want to solve a crime?

    I was approached yesterday by Hattie from ThinkJam to promote a new crime fiction novel called Cop Town by Karin Slaughter. I was immediately interested when I reached two words of the press release: Atlanta and 1970’s. So, I very gladly said I would love a review copy. If you are interested in getting another copy or just feel like playing cop, DeadGood is running a competition from today to Friday where they will tweet a case and readers have to tell if it’s fact or fiction. There will be two sets of signed copies of Karin’s full backlist, as well as 30 signed proof copies of Cop Town to…