I haven’t done the Mix and Match for a while, so here goes:
What I’m Reading:
In fiction, I just finished Free Agent by Jeremy Duns, a classic spy story by a debut novelist. I liked it a lot and am looking forward to the next book in the series which is scheduled for 2010.
Now I’m reading Dead Men’s Dust by Matt Hilton, How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Lynn Emerson (which won the Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction of 2008), and Writing for the Web 3.0 by Crawford Kilian.
What I’m Thinking About:
How I wish each person who reads this blog today would enter a request to your library to order a copy of The Desert Hedge Murders, ISBN 978-1-59414-785-2. And if it’s not too much trouble, would you ask one or more of your friends who live in different cities to do the same?
This Week’s Quote:
“There are differences in culture, in law, in language, but at their most basic level, civilizations share one undeniable truth: the scream of a victim sounds the same the world over.”
—————Matt Hilton, Dead Men’s Dust
A Recommended Blog:
Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room.: Mystery Publishing from Idea to Bookshelf.
Regular contributors are: Jeffrey Cohen, Barbara Poelle, Lynne Patrick, PJ Nunn, Alison Janssen, Robin Agnew, and Kim Malo. My editor, Denise Dietz is listed as designated contributor, and her husband, author and editor Gordon Aalborg, as guest contributor.
The Best Thing I Had to Eat This Week:
A big juicy beef and buffalo burger with extra sharp cheddar cheese. I also cut up two large white potatoes into chunks, coated them with a bit of olive oil, and baked them on a cookie sheet at 425 degrees. They brown quickly, so turn them once during baking. Better, healthier, and easier than french fries.