The Return of Crimescraps

Posted: January 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

It has been many months since I last blogged [May 2016] because of serious health problems, and although I never fell off the Reichenbach Falls it has at times felt like it.

But now after my brilliant surgeon and his team performed a robot assisted operation, I am enjoying every day as a bonus, even when the weather is as dismal as it is today. I feel obliged to try to live a few more years in view of the enormous amount of time and money the National Health Service, and the wonderful people who work at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital have devoted to my care. Never has a hospital and its staff been more deserving of the title “Royal”.  My energy and concentration levels are still very low so my blogs will be briefer and less frequent, but I am going to try to make a bit of a come back.

 My choices of my best reads of 2016, can be viewed at Karen’s Eurocrime. Karen was kind enough to include me among her reviewers even though I haven’t contributed anything for a long time.


  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    I can’t tell you how absolutely delighted I am that you’re back among us, Norman! So very happy to see you, and wishing you health and strength.

  2. Philip Amos says:

    What a relief to see you in my inbox, Norman!! I was getting worried and thinking it may be about time to send you an email enquiring as to your well-being. I get such emails myself, but then, as you know, you and I are close in age and, as you may recall, in health. Getting old’s a bugger, is it not? I welcome you back with joy, good chum, and look forward to your every post, regardless of frequency or length. May your strength and energy return apace. Philip

  3. Jose Ignacio says:

    Welcome back Norman!

  4. tracybham says:

    Very good to see you back, Norman, and to hear that your health is much improved.

  5. Bill Selnes says:

    Norman: Seeing the post you are back in the blogosphere brightened a Canadian winter day. I hope knowing there are many around the world who care about you and look forward to your thoughts encourages you.

  6. Norman Price says:

    Many thanks to you all for the good wishes, they are much appreciated. Thank you.

  7. BV Lawson says:

    Welcome back! So glad to hear you’re back on your feet and ready for a healthier, happier new year. Thanks for all your hard work with the blog – looking forward to new posts soon!

  8. kathy d says:

    Congratulations to your restored good health and welcome back to the blogosphere. And thanks to the British Health Service for such excellent care.
    Whatever book comments you want to write, we will gladly read.

  9. kathy d says:

    I read your list and of your five recommendations, I had read The Moth Catcher, my first Ann Cleeves’ book and The Caveman, that at your suggestion. Both very good.

  10. kathy d says:

    Love Brenda Blethyn as Vera Stanhope, and I also enjoy looking at the beautiful landscapes.

  11. Nice to see you back Norman! I hope the renewed good health continues…

  12. A belated welcome back to good health and blogging Norman. And glad the wonderful Vera kept you company…that series is wonderful.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s