Sunday, July 27, 2008

Crime - The World Tour.

For those blessed with the ability to travel, and those like me who just dream, there's this from The Independent, via Roger's Plog and many others as is the nature of the blogosphere.

Crime Fiction: Around the world in eighty sleuths.

This is a handy list of Crime fiction novels set in cities around the world, so that next time you're visiting Reykjavik, you can choose some local crime to go with your destination. There's even a recommendation for your next trip to Antarctica - Greg Rucka's graphic novel about US Marshall Carrie Stetko, Whiteout.

For New Zealand, they suggest some vintage Ngaio Marsh - Vintage Murder, and correctly point out that most of the Roderick Alleyn books were set in Britain, with the odd detour to New Zealand, as is the case here.

I'm going to put my thinking hat on (keeps your brain warm down here in a Dunedin winter) and compile a crime tour books list of New Zealand towns and cities, which I'll post sometime soon. Any suggested titles and locations gratefully received.

In the meantime, I'll look at The Independent's list, and dream, and stare at my sorry looking passport, about to expire, with no stamps in it...

1 comment:

Roger Morris said...

Hi there Vanda. Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck with the New Zealand list. I'd be interested to see that.