Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Story of Classic Crime Blog Tour

This Friday there will be no Friday's Forgotten Book.  Instead I'll be one of the ten participating bloggers in a promotional web tour for the upcoming release of Martin Edwards' The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books.  Similar to 1001 Midnights and the more recent Books to Die For Martin's survey of overlooked detective and crime fiction addresses decidedly obscure and utterly forgotten books in the genre which nevertheless helped shape the evolution of what we know as the modern crime novel.

Below is the full schedule with links to all the blogs. As the posts continue to appear over the next week and a half I'll update the links to take you to the specific post of n the tour (Right now they go to the blog home page).

All of the posts were written by Martin himself and are designed for each blog and its particular audience. The post for Pretty Sinister Books talks about our mutual obsession for obscure detective fiction and how my blog helped contribute to the creation of the book. Quite an honor, I think! One post will be written by the blog host -- Margot Kinberg ("Confessions of a Mystery Novelist") -- who will interview Martin. That one ought to be one of the more interesting pieces to read.

Hope you stop by to read each post and get some insight into why Martin wrote the book and how it came into being. The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books will be released on July 6 in the UK and August 1 in the US. Pre-orders via internet bookseller sites are, of course, available now.

The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books Blog Tour

Wed., June 28 – Lesa’s Book Critiques
Thurs., June 29 – The Rap Sheet
Fri., June 30 – Pretty Sinister Books
Sat., Jul 1 – Confessions of a Mystery Novelist (interview)
Sun., Jul 2 –Eurocrime
Mon., Jul 3 – Tipping My Fedora
Tue., Jul 4 – Desperate Reader
Wed., Jul 5 – Clothes in Books
Thu., Jul 6 – Emma’s Bookish Corner
Fri., Jul 7 - Random Jottings


  1. Sounds very good indeed. Meanwhile, I'll be working through the process of unboxing, cabling, connecting, setting up, adjusting network, and all the related tasks associated with a new computer - assuming I have one in hand by then. Then there is pulling all the old files on the new machine and making all of the "software adjustments". Otherwise, I'll observe from afar, as in the little screen on the old iPhone.

    1. I've been reading of your computer woes, Rick. Good luck to you. Have you thought of just hiring someone from the Geek Squad at Best Buy? (You must have several in Portland.) They're sure to be able to do much of it for you in a short period.

      BTW, just returned from Idaho and visiting the eastern portion of OR and WA. Another breathtaking summer vacation. We loved driving through and hiking in the Wallowas. Wish we had time to have rented bikes and ride the Hiawatha Trial in ID. Next time, I guess...

  2. Welcome back, John. Glad you had a good holiday. I love the covers of these British Library Crime novels so much. They add just the right touch to this series of long lost writers. P.S. I'm very interested in this Martin Edwards compendium. I love this sort of thing.