Aside from the pleasure of reading a good book, I really enjoy paying for it at a reduced price. It doesn’t matter if the book is a gift for me or for a friend, the bigger the sale, the greater sense of confidence I have in my powers to analyse the market and make an informed (or perhaps serendipitous) purchase.
That’s why I thought I’d post the reading list for The Female Dick: Women in Crime Fiction, running January 24th- March 28th 2013(enroll at the University of Liverpool Continuing Education by the 14th of January). Aside from getting crime fiction fans interested in the books we’ll be reading, I thought I’d nudge wives, husbands and partners in the book-lovers’ direction by offering some suggestions and encourage bargain hunters like myself to start surveying the lay of the shopping land.
Here they are
Leigh Brackett, No Good from a Corpse
Vera Caspary, Laura
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr Ripley
Alexander McCall Smith, No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Erle Stanley Gardner (A.A. Fair), The Bigger They Come
Sara Peretsky, Indemnity Only
Marcia Muller, Edwin of the Iron Shoes
Barabara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
Megan Abbott, Die a Little
Janet Evanovich, One for the Money