Your name – Lou
Your blog’s name – Crime Book Club
Blog’s URL – http://www.crimebookclub.co.uk
Which types of books do you review? – I review all kinds of crime novels, thrillers, mystery, psychological, a classic ‘who done it’ and all in between.
What do you like about crime fiction? I love the unknown, not knowing what is coming next is such a thrill. I also love the twists that catch you out, the ones that make you take a deep breath.
For anyone starting out, can you recommend 5 essential crime books to read? I’m not sure if they are essential but they are my must reads.
- Shatter The Bones by Stuart Macbride
- The Safe Word by Karen Long
- Dead Man Walking by Paul Finch
- Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary
- Cut Dead by Mark Sennen.
Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites? This changes all the time as so many new authors come along but I would always pre-order books by Stuart Macbride, Leigh Russell, Sarah Hilary, Karen Long, Mark Sennen, Lisa Cutts and Mo Hayder.
New crime fiction author you are most excited by? Last year I was introduced to Karen Long, author of ‘The Safe Word’ and ‘ The Vault’. I have heard that Karen is working on her third in the Eleanor Raven series and I can not wait!
Greatest fictional criminal? I do love Hannibal Lector, I would invite him to dinner, maybe I would cook though!!
Greatest fictional detective? For me it will always be Sherlock Holmes, so much so my cat bears his name.
How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books? I like it when they make an effort to connect with a reader, interact on social media and make the build up to a new book release interesting. I do love a bit of mystery post.
How do you like people to contact you? I live on Twitter and Facebook so social media is a good way but I also have email – firstname.lastname@example.org