A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Alcohol and Hard Boiled Writers at the New York Times
The New York Times has a blog about booze. More precisely, it is about alcohol in American life (allow me to sum up the role of alcohol in American life: Everyone loves it, even the self-righteous types who hate it because then they wouldn't have anything to be self righteous about.) Anyway, writer Brian McDonald has a post has a post about the evolution of his reading habits, that leans heavily on Hammett and Chandler. He also relates an anecdote about Hunter S. Thompson setting himself on fire. Don't get too excited, though, someone put him out.
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