CrimeFest 2014 rocked Bristol last weekend and I had a great time meeting crime writers, readers, reviewers, agents and publishing folk!
In the first of my CrimeFest posts, I share the books that tempted me into buying at CrimeFest and why they are crime must-haves.
The Axeman’s Jazz – Ray Celestin
New Orleans, 1919. The birth of jazz, the advent of prohibition, Mafia, racial tension and a man putting axes in people’s heads. Based on a TRUE STORY.
The Beauty of Murder – AK Benedict
Time-travelling serial killer in Cambridge – who could resist?
The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde
I’m late to this party, but as a Thursday Next fan, I had to try this out. First in the Nursery Crimes series, this book asks the question: did Humpty Dumpty fall or was he pushed?
Desecration – J.F. Penn
From bestselling indie author, this London-based mystery delves into the supernatural, pairing a police detective with a clairvoyant. Joanna Penn also writes excellent books for authors on self-publishing and marketing.
Defending Elton – TJ Cooke
I was fortunate enough to have a personal pitch from Tim and it goes like this: A defense lawyer represents the man he framed for murder. Dealing with the shadowy grey areas of the UK legal system and numerous social injustices, with a dash of humour!
Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders – Kate Griffin
Nominated for the CWA Historical Dagger, the heroine is a 17-year-old trapeze artist in Limehouse at the end of the 19th century.
First on my to-read list is Kitty Peck. Did you bring home a haul from CrimeFest? What must-have book have you recently grabbed? Share in the comments!