Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Detectives Around the World - Wednesday

We're at the midpoint of the Detectives Around the World theme week. I'm so glad you're joining us. If you've been here the past two days, welcome back. If this is your first day, I hope you'll check out some of the previous posts. Up at the top of the blog you can click on the "DATW" link and see all the posts here at Jen's Book Thoughts that are related to the theme week. From the posts here you can click on the posts the other participating bloggers have on their sites. I encourage you to do so because they have posted many fantastic reviews, interviews, setting highlights,'s a wonderful collection of posts.

Remember that your time is running out to vote in the final round of the "World's Favorite Detective" tournament. Let's make this final week a record-breaking week. Spread the word and get your votes in. Do you want to see Phillip Marlowe reign as "Favorite Detective" or is Harry Bosch your man?

Also a reminder that you can participate in Naomi's puzzle contest each day at The Drowning Machine for a chance to win a $35 gift certificate for Aunt Agatha's Bookstore. And Jenn is hosting a contest for an entire set of the "Beauty Killer" novels at Jenn's Book Shelves. And of course, everyone can also still participate in the scavenger hunt for a chance at some bookish prizes.

Speaking with author Tim Hallinan, I found out about a group blog he's a part of called "Murder is Everywhere." The authors talk about settings around the world as well. So, check them out!

And today's bloggers in the "Detectives Around the World" theme week have put together another slew of wonderful posts. Here's what you have to look forward to perusing today:

Poncho will be talking about Corruption in the Mexican writing industry. I'm sure that you all are more savvy than I at this, but I learned about the Google translator button on Poncho's site yesterday. Up in the right hand corner of the window I could click "Translate" and it showed me his post in English. So, don't miss out. He has great stuff going on at Elogios.

L.J. Sellers spoke with Kristin, a.k.a. Baby Shark, on Monday and today she's back to discuss Baby Shark's author Robert Fate.

Les at Classic Mysteries reviewed the CELEBRATED CASES OF JUDGE DEE Monday, so today he's going to discuss Imperial China. Now there's a fascinating topic to tackle!

After China, you can experience France at Savvy Verse and Wit with Serena. Serena is hosting a guest post from Cara Black whose Aimee Luduc Investigation series is set in Paris.

If you missed Julie's post yesterday for THE DEVIL'S STAR by Jo Nesbø, you definitely want to go back and check that out. Today she'll be addressing Nesbø's Oslo, Norway on Booking Mama!

After that you can cruise back to the United States to visit Thomas Black's Seattle with Naomi at The Drowning Machine and Steven Havill's New Mexico with Lesa at Lesa's Book Critiques.

And rounding out this group, I'm taking everyone to Ireland. Today I'll be reviewing Ken Bruen's first Jack Taylor novel, THE GUARDS. Then I have a little post about Guinness. My sister finds this fact absolutely hilarious since I'm not much of a drinker, but Jack is and Jack is Irish. And rounding out the day, I am deliriously happy to announce that I have a special treat for everyone, a guest post from Ken Bruen. Don't miss it!

Enjoy the day with these fabulous bloggers! Happy Reading!

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