This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about literature on the blogosphere, catch up with all that’s been happening during the third week of Dewithon, announce the Wyrd and Wonder reading challenge and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
A headmistress is found strangled in her East London school, her death the result of a brutal and ritualistic act of violence. Found at the scene is a single piece of card, written upon which is an ancient Buddhist precept: “I shall abstain from taking the ungiven.”
A Maigret Christmas is the title story from a newly translated book of short stories in which the burly detective receives an unexpected visit from two ladies on Christmas morning.
Author Matthew J. Sullivan, a bona fide Denverite, has set his debut novel in the Lower Downtown district of Denver, Colorado, and the City is as much a character in his story as the patrons of the Bright Ideas Bookstore.