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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     


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  1. I would recommend trying Lee Child. Not my kind of reading specifcally but I usually see Simon Kernick mentioned with Stephen Leather
  2. Hi bookspider, have you tried fantasticfiction.co.uk? It is a great resource if you are searching for a new author. Look up the author you like and at the bottom of the page there are suggestions on 10 authors other users have visited, link below http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/stephen-leather/
  3. JackM Crime 2012

    I have not read any of his Jack Harvey books so am unable to compare
  4. JackM Crime 2012

    Hi Dex, I also like Connelly and would recommend John Sandford, Robert Crais, James Lee Burke. UK Authors I would also recommend Ian Rankin and would suggest trying John Harvey, Tony Black, Jim Kelly who would fit your liking of Mark Billingham and Quentin Jardine.
  5. Mysteries set in English Villages

    You could try Martin Edwards Lake District mystery series set in villages around the area.
  6. Books you're looking forward to 2011

    Feast Day For Fools - James Lee Burke, coming in Sept. And 2 new ones from John Sandford later this year, Buried Prey and Shock Wave
  7. Has anyone read...?

    Thanks, saw a couple in the local charity shop so will give one a go
  8. Has anyone read...?

    Has anyone read anything by S J Rozan? Any thoughts as to what they may be similar to?
  9. Jo Nesbo

    The one thing that puts me off these is that when I pick one up it proudly states on the cover 'the next Stieg Larsson'. Well I gave up on those halfway through the first one, thought it was awful, so if they are like those I will not bother. Thoughts?
  10. I would agree on Contrarian's Vince Flynn suggestion. I listen to books to and from work and I just finished Executive Power which was very good. I would also suggest Robert Crais who I think is as good as Michael Connelly. Slightly different type of book, private detective as opposed to police, but you should be able to pick those up as audio books quite easily.
  11. Just finished Dekok and the Death of a Clown by AC Baantyer. He is apparently the most widely read author in the Netherlands but must admit I had not heard of him until I picked this up at the library. Very enjoyable mystery novel comparable to the Maigret novels.
  12. author Elmore Leonard

    One of my favourite authors and one of the best writers of dialogue in crime fction I think. Also a couple of the better book to film adaptations with Out of Sight and Jackie Brown.
  13. Blake in Glengarry Glenross ABC Always Be Closing Makes sense if you have seen the film
  14. No it was fine for me but I noticed that the first and third books were translated by different people so that may explain it
  15. I just completed her first novel, Last Rituals. Very good I thought.