Blog profile: Our Book Reviews @ourbookrvws #KillerFest15

Your nameMary and Gerry Mayfield, blogging as Maryom and The Mole

Your blog’s nameOur Book Reviews Online

Blog’s URLhttp://ourbookreviewsonline.blogspot.co.uk/

Which types of books do you review?  Anything and everything from children’s picture books through chick lit and literary fiction to Nordic Noir

What do you like about crime fiction? The following of a string of clues, hoping to catch the killer/perpetrator before the ‘professionals’ do.

For anyone starting out, can you recommend 5 essential crime books to read?

Belinda Bauer’s Rubbernecker

Steven Dunne’s The Unquiet Grave

Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories

Leigh Russell’s Cut Short

Denzil Meyrick’s The Last Witness

Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites? In addition to anything by those authors above, anything by Agatha Christie, Liza Marklund,

New crime fiction author you are most excited by? Maybe not quite ‘new’ but local author Steven Dunne – it’s always more chilling to have fictional crime taking place on your doorstep and Denzil Meyrick with his DCI Daley series.

Greatest fictional criminal? We root for the good guys

Greatest fictional detective? Miss Marple or Jackson Brodie

Are you on social media? Twitter as @ourbookrvws, @marymayf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ourbookreviews

 

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