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Guardian report on gender and novel reading

A recent Guardian had a piece claiming that most novels read by men are written by men, and most women read novels by women.  That may be true in the round, but looking at my pile of recently read books waiting to go to a charity shop, I see they are all detective stories written by women. 150 more words


Give Thanks For Your Protection*

The police can’t be everywhere at once. What’s more, they are civil servants. This means that their duty is to protect the public, not the interests of a particular company or person. 1,330 more words


Making food from fiction in "Brunetti's Cookbook" by Donna Leon

If you dream of Venice with its watery passageways and romantic bridges or devour all the books that Donna Leon writes in her excellent mystery series set in Venice, you will be happy to pick up… 676 more words

Book Reviews

Once again I went to the library and stocked up on more books. Of the four I returned, I did not read one, as it looked like it was going to be a somewhat hard, depressing read. 965 more words

Mysteries for Foodies

Caveat: Anything and everything that is stated hereunder is greatly influenced by the writers’ love of Italian food, the idea of Venice and Commissario Guido Brunetti. 1,075 more words