Blog profile: Miss Chapter’s Reviews @georginatranter #KillerFest15

Category: Interview

Your name   Georgina Tranter

Your blog’s name  Miss Chapter’s Reviews

Blog’s URL http://misschaptersreviews.blogspot.co.uk

Which types of books do you review?  Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books

What do you like about crime fiction?  Grippy, page turning books that you can’t put down and especially when you think you know whodunnit and then don’t!

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

Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites?  Anything by Agatha Christie!

New crime fiction author you are most excited by?  I’m currently reading Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback which is very good.

Greatest fictional criminal? Gosh, I can’t think of just one!

Greatest fictional detective?  Miss Marple – who else!

Are you on social media? Please provide details. Twitter @georginatranter and on Facebook as Miss Chapter’s Reviews

How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books? Send them, with good press releases, a great cover helps too!  Mention them on twitter with lots of teasers so I want to read it.

How do you like people to contact you? Email or twitter are best.

 

Blog profile: A Crime Readers Blog @vistaspa #KillerFest15

Category: Interview

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:

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

Blog profile: The House of Crime and Mystery @housecrimystery #KillerFest15

Category: Interview

Your name:  Jacques Filippi

Your blog’s name: The House of Crime and Mystery

Blog’s URL: http://houseofcrimeandmystery.blogspot.com

Which types of books do you review: crime fiction, mystery, thrillers, also biographies and other non-fiction titles

What do you like about crime fiction: The best crime fiction will pull me into a world that is real and where my brain will be kept alive by a good plot in a well-written story involving characters I will believe; the good guys as well as the bad guys.

For anyone starting out, can you recommend 5 essential crime books to read: Only five? I could recommend so many! My classics are by contemporary writers so here are my choices:

Pretty much everything else by these five authors. And Laura Lippman, Michael Robotham, Mark Billingham, Mo Hayder, Ian Rankin, Adrian McKinty, etc.

Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, and Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith because they started me on the path of crime fiction when I was a teenager.

New crime fiction authors you are most excited by: Chris F. Holm and David Swinson (they have forthcoming titles in fall 2015 and spring 2016). I also really enjoyed Kelly Braffet’s Save Yourself, in 2013, and can’t wait to see what she’ll publish next.

Greatest fictional criminal: I won’t think too long about this one because it would be too hard to pick only one; I’ll go with a very recent one, named Joseph “Joe” Coughlin, from Dennis Lehane’s imagination. I choose Joe Coughlin because he’s the good guy that we follow around and cheer for in the books “Live by Night” and “World Gone By” (also has a small part in The Given Day) but he is also a gangster who killed many men (and is also responsible for the death of a few women and kids). The fact that Lehane can make us like a character like that proves his writing skills are out of this world.

Greatest fictional detective: Hieronymous Bosch.

Are you on social media? Twitter  Facebook.com  and on Goodreads under my name. I’m also co-founder of the QuébeCrime Writers Festival

How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books: just politely ask and send books (my address is on my website).

How do you like people to contact you? by email at housecrimyst@gmail.com