Category Archives: Robin Spano

I’ve (virtually) climbed Mount Logan

I’m prepared to accept that reading 13 books is not quite as rigorous a challenge as climbing the highest mountain in Canada, and I’m sure it was a lot more fun but the stages of the Canadian Book Challenge #4 … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Catherine Hunter, Dick Francis, Gail Bowen, Giles Blunt, Inger Ash Wolfe, list, Louise Penny, Margaret Atwood, Mary Jane Maffini, memes and challenges, Michael Van Rooy, Robin Spano, Stef Penney, Vicki Delany, William Deverell | 6 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: P is for Politicians

I talked more generally about politically themed reading during our last Federal election but I thought it worth having a look at how politicians themselves are treated in crime fiction. Perhaps it won’t surprise too many of you that, for … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Glynn, Anthony Gilbert, Bartholomew Gill, Crime Fiction Alphabet, John Maddox Roberts, Robin Spano, Shane Maloney (Aus) | 11 Comments

Books of the Month – October 2010

That Was Then I finished another 15 books during October (a couple of reviews still to come). Although I didn’t have any 5-star reads it was a high quality month with nothing rating below a 3. My pick of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ann Cleeves, Arnaldur Indriðason, books of the month, Catherine Hunter, charts, charts, charts, Inger Ash Wolfe, Jo Nesbø, Kwei Quartey, Linwood Barclay, Martin Edwards, Robert Engwerda (Aus), Robin Spano, Shuichi Yoshida, Vicki Delany | 8 Comments

Review: Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano

A mystery-writing college professor I know recently joked (?) that the reason the victims in her first two books had been college students was that it was more polite behaviour than killing the real thing. As I don’t write fiction … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Canada, Canadian Book Challenge #4, 2010-11, Robin Spano | 12 Comments