the blog blotter

Happy birthday to Detectives Beyond Borders! The blog that makes it easier for us to discover authors from other parts of the world celebrates by telling us how David Peace’s narrative technique takes us to Tokyo and by making lemonade out of Bitter Lemons.

Brian Skupin flings Fredrick Brown and Christopher Fowler together in a locked room. Cornelia Read is In For Questioning. (What I wanna know is how she did that?) And Paper Cuts is messing with my head by telling me that the Coen brothers are making the film version of No Country for Old Men (or, as I retitled it, Nihilists of the Purple Sage). Looks purty, but a mite more serious than Fargo.

Oline is not going to Alaska. Donna is, and has already lost her luggage. But she did get to enjoy a bit of Americana by visiting a state fair.

Speaking of carnivals, we may be up and running with a crime fiction carnival soon. I mean if there can be one for bad history or critters or – oh, dear lord! – the infosciences, surely there should be one for us criminal types. Stay tuned. And let me know if you come across a crime fiction blog posting that shouldn’t be missed.

2 Responses to the blog blotter

  1. Peter says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. And I return the good will a thousandfold to reference librarians everywhere. Never has any group of people been so eager to answer questions! I like the idea of offering easy chat connections to reference librarians. It’s a simple and practical way to marry the convenience of the Internet with the flexibility and good cheer that only a good, old-fashioned human being can offer.
    Detectives Beyond Borders
    “Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home”

  2. Barbara says:

    Aw, that warms my librarian heart! We do feel rewarded when we get a question, so adding chat services makes sense.

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