Archive for October 11, 2009

My review of The Ignorance of Blood, Robert Wilson’s final book in the Javier Falcon quartet has been posted at Euro Crime.

This series features great characters, an interesting setting in Seville, complex plots, and real tension.
Robert Wilson is one of the few authors who can write a 600 page book and retain my interest throughout the story.


Posted: October 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

The weather yesterday was not conducive to reading a novel set in dark stormy Northern Scotland, The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Rhona MacLean.

It was one of those balmy days when the English Riviera really lived up to its name.

I sat wasting an hour or more looking out from the cliffs near Babbacombe Theatre at the view I had wanted to show Mack and Marilyn Lundy. It is one of the loveliest places to waste time in the South West. There were several ‘old boys’ who had nodded off in the sunshine, and probably some of them were younger than me.

From yesterday’s Torquay Herald:

Torbay has earned around £2.2 million of publicity so far this year.
Almost 40 journalists who visited the resort through the English Riviera Tourist Board wrote articles which would have cost that much if they had been advertising.

Members of the tourist industry heard at a special briefing that the opening of Dame Agatha’s home Greenway had been of particular interest to writers who had come from as far afield as New York, and worked for magazines such as Country Life.
A film crew came over from Korea for a piece on Agatha Christie.