Daisy Bateman

Thurscheese: By The Book

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I got an iPad* for my birthday. (I did? Well, you might have forgotten.) And the first thing I did, after holding it up over my head and dancing around with it like Clara at the beginning of The Nutcracker, was to install the Books app and … Read more

Shoefinder: Cornelia

This is Cornelia. She is a writer and she has a new book coming out. A book I love, even though, in the very opening scene, the heroine mocks a woman for wearing stiletto heels. It’s just that good. A person who has a book that good coming out and is going on a book … Read more

Shoefinder: Awards Shoes For Sophie

This is Sophie: Sophie is an author. More to the point, she is a mystery author. Even more to the point than that, she is a mystery author whose debut novel has been nominated for the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Debut Novel. Yay, Sophie! The Edgar Awards are given out at a banquet/ceremony in … Read more

Hi, My Name Is. . .

Kitten! That’s right, in accordance with blogging rule 7, section 33a, subsection q, I am posting pictures of my cat. Specifically, of the new kitten captured by a friend of my mom’s from a colony of barn cats. Sex unknown, name as yet undetermined*, he or she is currently passing the time by hiding (somewhat … Read more

Three For Thursday: Author Videos

First, two book trailers: For Sophie Littlefield’s upcoming debut novel, A Bad Day for Sorry: And Louise Ure’s latest, Liar’s Anonymous: Then, not embeddable but worth watching, Terry Pratchett’s acceptance for the LA Times book award for Nation. Comes with bonus cat!

The Edgars

The Edgar Awards (named for Edgar Allen Poe, the founding father of the modern mystery story) are given every year by the Mystery Writers of America to, as they say, honor excellence in crime and mystery writing. I attended last year, in support of my Close Personal Friend Cornelia Read, who was nominated for best … Read more

The Edgars Project

New blog project! (Blogect? Prog?) For my next trick, I will be reading all the books that have won the Edgar Award for best novel in the history of the award. I got the idea from a suggestion for starting a book group to read every Pulitzer winner, which sounded educational but not like a … Read more