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The Sinner, Petra Hammesfahr

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The people at Bitter Lemon Press are really evil

They send me these seemingly innocuous little messages with notes about books and suddenly I've got cravings.  Surely this is just addict encouragement.  Anyway - this arrived in my email box this morning and now I can feel that desperate sweat breaking out:

The Sinner

by Petra Hammesfahr

Out now in the UK in bookshops and through online retailers

Maigret and the Idle Burglar (Penguin Red Classics) by Georges Simenon

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Maigret and the Idle Burglar (Penguin Red Classics) by Georges Simenon - Penguin Books Ltd (2007), Paperback, 144 pages
tags: Crime
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Penguin have released a range of classics under the "labelling" of Red Classics.  From their website:

Bloody Ham by Brian Kavanagh

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Bewrite Books have recently released Brian's 3rd novel - Bloody Ham - http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/2991

For lovers of the traditional English style of cosy novel - this time with an Australian central protaganist - all of Brian's books should be of great interest to you.  If you've been lucky enough to read Bloody Ham - let us know what you thought.

Tower of Silence by Sarah Rayne

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Tower of Silence by Sarah Rayne - Pocket Books (2004), Paperback, 491 pages
tags: Crime
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I actually went out and bought two of Sarah Rayne's books recently - Spider Light is the latest of her books that I read for review a while ago and loved it - so I'm looking forward to seeing what these two are like.

Friday 31st at MWF

Friday was a BIIIGGG day at the festival for us.

We started off at the dreaded 10.30am again - next year I swear I'll be resisting this getting up at sparrow's behaviour!

Anyway - A Touch of Class was first with Malcolm Knox, Deborah Robertson (Australian authors) and John Ajvide Lindqvist - where they talked about the influence of class in society and how it was portrayed in their books - very interesting comparisons between their three books.