Alexander McCall Smith

Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Profile Books
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin

Book Title: 

A project for Oxfam, OxCrimes is a collection of short stories from some of the very best crime fiction writers.

From the Blurb:

For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further £200,000 for Oxfam's work.

Currently Reading - Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith

Went to see Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with Robert Gott on Friday night and got an immediate urge for a re-read (first book is on loan to a friend who joined us there).

From the Blurb:

THE SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB - Alexander McCall Smith

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Sunday Philosophy Club
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
0316729566
Series: 
Isabel Dalhousie
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction

Currently Reading - The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith

The need for a fill-in book, one that can be read a chapter or short segment at a time as required, is something that always comes up so this book seemed to meet the requirement.

From the Blurb:

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Robinsons
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - The 2-1/2 Pillars of Wisdom, Alexander McCall Smith

Another collection of short stories which is perfect for dipping into occasionally.  These are very much in the style of all of Alexander McCall Smith's writing, although here is a little extra - what seemed to me to be - morality tale built into this collection.

From the Blurb:

Welcome to the extraordinary world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, an unnaturally tall and memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the ultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and Inspector Clouseau's hapless gaucherie.