On February 16th, The House of Crime & Mystery was scheduled to host Matthew Pearl's blog tour with a review of his upcoming novel THE TECHNOLOGISTS (pub date February 21st). Unfortunately, I will be unable to do so. A friend of mine has lost his life in a car accident earlier today (Wednesday).

I will post the review of Matthew Pearl's book as soon as possible. I can assure you that it is a great book, his best one yet.
I will also soon announce the winner of a copy of Elly Griffiths's book A Room Full of Bones. Thank you to everyone who participated, and thanks for your patience.

February 15, 2012

"Un ami qui meurt c'est quelque chose de vous qui meurt"  --Gustave Flaubert
 (A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies)


  1. Jacques

    First time I have had a really good look at your blog. It's fantastic. When I see blogs this good I wonder what the person does for a living because the site must take up so much time.

    I've added your blog to my blog roll.

    Catch you.


  2. Thank you for the kind words, Andrew. I have a full-time job, and two kids! So I work on the blog whenever I can find time; I'd like it to be more regular and I've started a schedule of posts that I'll try to respect as much as possible. I've put a lot of time designing the site and putting info on it, and it's now a matter of updating as often as I can. Which is not easy. But it's fun.