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Author Sighting – Aaron Elkins

Aaron Elkins
Mitchell and I had the chance to catch up with Aaron Elkins recently.  We were invited to a lecture by a friend who just happens to be Elkins’s sister-in-law.

The topic was anthropological history, and Elkins provided an entertaining evening with his wit and insight.

Elkins is a forensic anthropologist who still consults for police in his home state of Washington.  He has been writing mysteries and thrillers since 1982 having won an Edgar for Old Bones and subsequent Agatha and Nero Wolfe Awards.  His major continuing series features forensic anthropologist-detective Gideon Oliver, “the skeleton detective”.  Well worth the read.

We enjoyed visiting with him for a little while!

Aaron Elkins is one of the best in the business and getting better all the time; when his new book arrives, I let the cats go hungry and put my own work on hold until I’ve finished it.” — Elizabeth Peters

Good Reading!


VJ Books Presents Rare Leather-Bound Limited Edition of “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follet

Ken Follett

Norwood Press is pleased to announce, through special arrangement with the publisher, a deluxe limited edition of Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants. 

This deluxe edition will be strictly limited to 100 copies.

This is a special leather bound edition, marbled boards and handmade endpapers in matching slipcase, signed and numbered.  $200


Book Synopsis – “Death on the D-List” by Nancy Grace

Death on the D-List by Nancy GraceThe brutal slayings of a string of her patients in New York and a horrific attempt on her own life leave Hailey Dean down, but not defeated. After a yearlong respite back home in the Southland, former violent crimes prosecutor Hailey Dean finally returns to her apartment in the sky overlooking Manhattan.

Hailey’s determined to rebuild a normal life and settle back into her growing practice as a therapist. But in a twist of fate, Hailey agrees to follow her heart and fight crime once again, this time in a new arena, in front of a camera! Under the hot lights of a TV studio, Hailey learns the TV industry’s not so glamorous. In fact, it’s downright deadly!

Crimefest 2009

Crimefest 2009


First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST is quickly becoming one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere.

2009 Highlights include:
Gala Dinner on Saturday, 16th of May
Interviews with the featured Guest Authors and Toastmistress
Audible Sounds of Crime Awards
Last Laugh Award
In addition, there will be author panels, crime writing workshops, etc.

The Full CRIMEFEST Pass is £120 (£135 from the 1st of October, 2008).
This includes attendance to all panels, a CRIMEFEST delegate bag with books, a programme, and a light breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday Passes are £65.
This includes attendance to the daytime panels, a CRIMEFEST delegate bag with books and a programme.

Tickets to the Saturday Gala or Sunday Buffet Dinners are sold separately.

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Register today for CRIMEFEST 2009

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We look forward to seeing you at CRIMEFEST 2009.

Myles Allfrey and Adrian Muller,
CRIMEFEST co-hosts.

Contact details: CRIMEFEST, Basement Flat, 6 Rodney Place, Bristol BS8 4HY, United Kingdom.