Monthly Archives: May 2009

Vampire fiction

I catalogue fiction for a large public library system and I can tell you that vampire fiction has NEVER been more popular. Mind you it is not a new phenomenon. Vampire stories have been around since 1819 with the publication … Continue reading

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Forensic mysteries

With the immense popularity of such television shows as “CSI: Miami”, “CSI: New York”, and “Bones”, it is evident that the subject of forensics interests a lot of people. But did you know that there are great mystery series that … Continue reading

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The Fiction Gender Gap

A fiction gender gap? Yes there is one!  Surveys taken in Canada, the United States and England suggest that men account for only about 20% of the fiction market!  Why is this so? Warren Adler writes: “There is ample statistical … Continue reading

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2009 Edgar Award winners announced

Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. They are the sponsors of the prestigious Edgar Award. The 63rd … Continue reading

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“Unspoken” by Sam Hayes

I work as a library cataloguer. In my spare time I review mystery novels for an online magazine.  I belong to a mystery bookclub who meets once a month.  As a person who has a book on the go literally … Continue reading

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Fiction quotes

“Fiction is not a dream. nor is it guesswork.  It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.” — Margaret Culkin Banning  (American author and writer) “The reason … Continue reading

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