Saturday, February 7

Bookish: A CHILLY EXPRESS (5#) -

Some Book Notes Caught on the Flyleaf . . .

PBS TV has announced their new Mystery! 2009 season lineup. Have I blogged this already? Don't remember. But in case I haven't, another Blogger has. Entre nous, the detective from last year's lineup who intrigued me was Inspector Lewis' younger sidekick, Hathaway. He seemed like a complex character. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of him.

# Described as a creepy modern ghost story or
psychological thriller, The Girl on the Landing
by Paul Torday is reviewed by Toby Clements.

# Jeffrey A Trachtenberg interviews (by phone)
Vikas Swarup, the author of Slumdog Millionaire.

# The UK's Hay-on-Wye has a book festival
every year. Now it also has a controversy -
is the festival too successful?

# A mystery novel in which a hard-boiled journalist
working in New Delhi discovers there are some men
out to kill him. The Story of My Assassins by
Tarun J Tejpal is reviewed by Sumana Mukherjee.