A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Awards and Alter Egos
A question I've had for a while now has been answered. As you probably know, Charles Ardai won an Edgar in April for his short story "The Home Front." That story was published under his real name. He also writes under the pen name Richard Aleas. So, naturally, I wondered if Ardai's alter ego was also an Edgar winner. Apparently so. I got a copy of his latest John Blake novel, Songs of Innocence in the mail yesterday and, sure enough, Mr. Aleas is billed as an Edgar winner on the cover.
Welcome to the Indie Crime Blog. As the name implies, this blog is dedicated to reviews of crime fiction published by independent presses. There are many books published every year that seem to be ignored for a variety of reasons. The books sections of newspapers are getting smaller. Bookstores give more shelf space to more established authors. I could go on, but you get it.My intent is to review books both old and new in the hopes that some deserving writers and worthy publishers will gain some exposure. I can be emailed at IndieCrime-at-gmail-dot-com