Your name Candi Colbourn
Your blog’s name Acrimereadersblog
Blog’s URL https://acrimereadersblog.wordpress.com/
Which types of books do you review? Any type of crime although mainly more modern day rather than historical
What do you like about crime fiction? I love the fact it is accessible to anyone, there are no gender or education barriers, but most of all its escapism. Its a piece of fiction that gives you a puzzle to solve, as well as taking you to a place that (hopefully!) you will never meet face to face
For anyone starting out, can you recommend 5 essential crime books to read? Trying to narrow it down to 5 is almost impossible. I would say though tht the trick is to cover a few different types to then decide what your personal preference is, e.g british, usa, male writing, female, comedy. My 5 recommendations bearing in mind that would be:
- Postmortem – Patricia Cornwall
- Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
- Sleepyhead – Mark Billingham
- One for the Money – Janet Evanovich
- The Redeemer – Jo Nesbo
Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites? Anything by Steve Mosby
New crime fiction author you are most excited by? Currently Paula Hamilton as reading Girl on the Train which is great.
Greatest fictional criminal? Got to be Dexter from the Jeff Lindsey novels for the sheer number of victims!
Greatest fictional detective? Should say Poirot I’m sure, but my favourite is Tom Thorne
Are you on social media? Yes, on Twitter @vistaspa
How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books? Send details of the actual story and ensure that its a book I’m actually likely to be interested in.
How do you like people to contact you? email