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Crime Fiction Alphabet

As you know I have not signed up to any challenges in 2012. In fact I created my own, which can be found at the top of this blog but sometimes you can be tempted.

And so I have been by the Crime Fiction Alphabet hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. I enjoyed reading Jane’s posts about it in 2011 and spent a lot of time wondering what I would do for each letter, Jane is going for a second year! I have decided to go for my first and will try for every letter.

The rules are very simple – By Friday of each week participants try to write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week. The post MUST be related to either the first letter of a book’s title, the first letter of an author’s first name, or the first letter of the author’s surname, or even maybe a crime fiction “topic”. But above all, it has to be crime fiction. Plenty of choice for me, especially as I have had rather a lot of crime fiction dropping through my letterbox. Tempting fate really, because probably now none will drop in! So I can write a review, do something about an author or basically something that fits the ‘crime’ category.

It all starts with the letter A on Monday 21 May.

This will give me a chance to tackle some more Agatha Christie. Some Cosy Crime perhaps? Or even Quirky? Local to me could be good as I know there are a few I need to be catching up on? Oooh the possibilities are endless.

Off to make a list or two as I have a few ideas running through my head, just need to sort them out into the appropriate letters.

Please feel free to make suggestions – you might just tempt me to rethink my alphabet choices!

6 thoughts on “Crime Fiction Alphabet

  1. I’m a fan of crime fiction, well to the extent I’m up to date with James Patterson’s Alex Cross series and Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta books… I think I’d struggle if I tried to think of something for each letter though! Will be interesting reading here though! Looking forward to seeing what you choose 🙂

  2. Not for me as Crime fiction is not my favourite genre but I am enjoying the A-Z Title Challenge for 2012, although I have not got very far yet.

  3. Good luck! I don’t read enough crime fiction to be able to do this myself, but I’ll look forward to reading your posts.

  4. What a brilliant idea for a challenge! I really must resist joining anymore challenges, I think I may have taken on a bit too much already! Really look forward to seeing what your read or ideas you come up with for this one 🙂

  5. Good luck! This did make me pick up some great books I might have missed, or not got to for ages, last year, and I hope it will do the same for you.

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