A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Who says money can't buy happiness?
Instead of staying inside and finishing my taxes I went out today to get some sun and do a little shopping. While browsing at A Capella Books, I came across a copy of The Machine in Ward Eleven by Charles Willeford. Since I had just finished Made in Miamiearlier in the week Willeford was very much on my mind, and I couldn't resist.
It's a near fine first edition. Aside from one slight imperfection on the spine there's no evidence the book has ever been opened. Unusual for a paperback original. It is a thing of beauty.
I'm not really the kind of person much inclined to impulse buying. Most of the time when I go out I know exactly what I need, and that's what I buy. Sometimes, however, you've gotta give in. Now, I just have to find a beat up copy that I won't be afraid to read.
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