Thursday, August 23

News Notes From Florida (3#) -

George Zimmerman's attorney has filed a motion asking for a modification of bond conditions so that Zimmerman is not required to remain in Seminole County.

# A sneaker flea market dealing in
limited edition athletic shoes has raised the ire
of residents living in one Miami neighborhood.

# More than 1,000 oxycodone pills
went missing in Palm Beach County.


Monday, August 20

From Weekend Browsing -

How did an Englishman who was a product of Dulwich College in the UK become one of the most eminent Mystery authors in the United States?

Just in time for the revival of Private Eye Philip Marlowe comes a new biographical study of author Raymond Chandler, A Mysterious Something in the Light by Tom Williams, reviewed here by Xan Brooks.

:: Speaking of Raymond Chandler:
An interview with Tom Williams at The Rap Sheet.

# Memoir of Humphrey
the grumpy grey parrot by Ben Fogle.

# After The Floating Admiral found a new readership from its recent reissue, Harper Collins is reissuing Ask a Policeman at the end of this month, according to Martin Edwards, who has written a new introduction for it.

# An Argentinian thriller called The Islands by Carlos Gamerro is reviewed by Anthony Cummins. It's about a Buenos Aires hacker who gets caught up in corporate skulduggery.

# Elena Seymenliyska interviews writer Joseph Connolly about his nostalgic gallery of colorful characters and his latest novel, England's Lane.