Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hello, All,
Here’s another edition of FYI. I hope you’ll find this information useful and interesting.

Shots EZine

For those of you interested in the British crime fiction scene, you’ll want to check out Mike Ripley’s monthly Shots E-zine.
It’s got lots of interesting articles, updates and trivia tidbits, so do check it out.

Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy

If you’re a UK or Ireland resident and are interested in winning the unabridged audio-book versions of all three of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium novels, you’ll want to visit Karen at Euro Crime
where you can enter a giveaway competition for the set. Be sure to visit and follow the instructions you’ll find by 16 April, 2010.

Sam Hayes’ Tell-Tale

Karen at Euro Crime
is also offering five copies of Sam Hayes’ Tell-Tale. Here’s the synopsis:

A woman stands on a bridge, the water rushing below. In a few seconds she will jump, plunging more than two hundred feet to her death. Who is she? And why is she desperate to take her own life? Nina Kennedy, a wife and mother, is afraid. A man is following her, threatening her family, toying with her sanity. What does he want? And how long will it be before he strikes? Eight-year-old Ava sits waiting for her daddy. But, like the others in the children's home, she knows her father will never come. The home is a place of whispers and shadows. But no one dare tell the truth. Until now...

This competition is open to everyone. All you need to do is visit the competition site
and follow the instructions you’ll find there by 31 March, 2010.

Camila Läckberg

UK residents: if you’re interested in winning copies of The Preacher or The Stone Cutter, visit Euro Crime’s competition site
by 31 March, 2010 and follow the instructions.

Here are synopses:

The Preacher –

For the first time in English, the second psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. In the fishing community of Fjallbacka, life is remote, peaceful -- and for some, tragically short. Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom, expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica, can only imagine what it is like to lose a child. When a second young girl goes missing, Hedstrom's attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, religious fanatics and criminals. The suspect list is long but time is short -- which of this family's dark secrets will provide the vital clue?

The Stone Cutter

For the first time in English, the third psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. The remote resort of Fjallbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman's net. But the post-mortem reveals that this is no accidental drowning! Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner, Erica, knew well. He knows the solution lies with finding a motive for this terrible crime. What he does not know is how this case will reach into the dark heart of Fjallbacka and tear aside its idyllic facade, perhaps forever.

Buckingham Books

As always, Buckingham Books has many tempting runs of books available. Here is a list of authors currently being featured:

Simon Brett
Shaun Hutson
Patrick Redmond
S.S. Van Dine
Robert Van Gulik

If you’re interested in details about which novels are available, here’s the contact information:

Nancy Anderson

Buckingham Books, ABAA8058
Stone Bridge Road
Greencastle, PA 17225
(717) 597-5657


  1. I must check out those Buckingham books, especially Van Dine of the famous "rules of detective fiction".

  2. Maxine - I know exactly what you mean :). Here are the Van Dine titles: The Benson Murder Case; The "Canary" Murder Case; The Greene Murder Case; The Bishop Murder Case; The Scarab Murder Case; The Garden Murder Case; Philo Vance Returns; The Kennel Murder Case . All of these seem to first editions, etc...