Blog profile: Shotsmag Confidential @shotsblog #KillerFest15

Your name: Ayo Onatade

Your blog’s name: Shotsmag Confidential

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Which types of books do you review? We review and blog about anything and everything crime fiction related which includes books, conferences/festivals, films, academic conferences etc

What do you like about crime fiction? I like the act that whilst still being fiction, crime fiction is still able to give you an interesting and thought provoking look on life.

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

Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites? Farewell my Lovely by Raymond Chandler and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

New crime fiction author you are most excited by? Ray Celestin

Are you on social media? @Shotsblog and on Facebook – Shots Mag

How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books? By sending the books out as far in advance as possible.

How do you like people to contact you? via and

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