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Yarn Along

I am reading The Retribution and working on too many knitting projects at once.
I technically finished the Game of Thrones knit-along, but I have lots of yarn left so I’ll keep knitting and see what happens. 21 more words


Yarn Along

I finally made a start on the Game of Thrones knit-along, only to have to completely start over after finishing the first two pattern clues (that’s what late night knitting does to you!). 127 more words


Forensic Science and other distractions

I’ve been brushing up on my knowledge of forensic science with a second course delivered by Future Learn, a MOOC site = Massive Online Open Courses, owned by the Open University in England. 445 more words


Book Review - Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, And More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a multi-award winning author Scottish crime writer.  Recently I was able to read a copy of her newest book Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, And More Tell Us About Crime… 196 more words

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Disclaimer by Renee Knight – a review

This was a book I had picked up and looked at a few times in bookshops recently. So I was very pleased to see that it was to be featured in my favourite panel of the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writers Festival, the New Blood one. 385 more words

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What We're Reading

From Beth-Anne

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The first book I read by Anita Diamant was The Red Tent. I finished it in a few days and spent the next year touting its greatness to everyone who asked for a book a recommendation, and many who did not. 1,103 more words

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Must be something in the air...

This weekend is Crimefest 2015. I’ll be there.

It would be daft not to. International crime fiction festival in your local city, a bare half-hour bus ride from home? 301 more words