Crime Fiction Yearly Wrap-Up – 2019

Crime Fiction Yearly Wrap-Up – 2019

Here I sit with bickering children as a backdrop, counting down the days, and I realised it’s Friday; on an even month that would mean that it’s Crime Fiction round-up day so it makes for perfect timing to slide in my Yearly Wrap Up. 2019 was a great year...
Crime Fiction and True Crime: Round Up One 2018

Crime Fiction and True Crime: Round Up One 2018

I put my hand up to take the baton from bernadetteinoz late last year as a new challenge and something a little different from what I usually do over at Beauty and Lace. I didn’t realise at the time what big shoes I had to fill and I thought I had plenty of time...
Sunday Spotlight: Zena Shapter

Sunday Spotlight: Zena Shapter

Welcome to Sunday Spotlight. Today our guest is Zena Shapter, whose novel Towards White, a science fiction mystery/thriller, was published on 29th September 2017.     When did you start writing and what was the catalyst? A young writer asked me this only recently and...
Crime Fiction and True Crime: Round Up Six 2016

Crime Fiction and True Crime: Round Up Six 2016

This year’s Challenge has ended with a bit of a surge in this category. There have been 45 posts discussing 36 works of crime fiction by 31 different authors since the last round up (once again true crime has been sadly neglected). There wasn’t a big new...
September and October speculative fiction round-up

September and October speculative fiction round-up

Hello again, dear readers. The past couple of months have not been especially prolific on the AWW reviewing front, but some reading and reviewing got done, so let me tell you about the books that caught our readers these past two months. Lian Hearn was the most...