Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Lazy Sunday Service

Posts I've enjoyed this week
A fictional interlude - Big Beat from Badsville
Roses are red, dahlias are blue - Crime Always Pays
Dial S for Suspense - Criminal Brief
Jef Geeraets - The Public Prosecutor - International Noir
The Build-Up, Philip Gwynne - Mysteries in Paradise

My posts
Review of Harold Shipman: Prescription for Murder by Brian Whittle and Jean Ritchie
Pet Peeves
Mapping Manchester
Scene of the Crime
Review of The Last Llanelli Train by Robert Lewis
And may god bless all that sail in her
Review of Death in Breslau by Marek Krajewski
Saturday Snippet: Black Out

The conference I attended last week was okay; all it really reminded me was 1) I have a number of obligations to people (I'm under contract to deliver three books, two book series, and two journals); 2) they are very dangerous places in terms of picking up new obligations (I've agreed to do two other books). My ambition when attending these events is that I'll meet at least one new person who might be interesting to work with and I pick up at least one new, useful idea. I met a couple of new people, but the conference was a washout on the ideas front. Some of the papers I went to were shockingly poor, but there seems to be a long tail in academia (0r, as in the cartoon above, a short tail and a pile of bodies).

1 comment:

Dorte H said...

A good collection as always though I must say I think Donna´s Thursday post was even better :D