Welcome to Thrill Week II
Thrill Week, hosted by tea Time with Marce, is all about Networking with Bloggers and Authors who love to read and write Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense and/or Horrors. The goal is to find new blogs and bloggers with similar interest in those genres and of course add to our huge TBR and Wishlists. The week begins with this questionnaire for all participants, read on for my answers….
Hi! Thanks for stopping by Book’d Out today! My name is Shelleyrae , I am a wife and mother of four who lives in a small town in Australia. I read a bit of everything but I particularly enjoy thrillers, mystery and suspense.
What has been your top 3 reads this year?
What are you currently reading during Thrill Week?
The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid, Velocity by Steve Worland, After The Darkness by Honey Brown, The Geneva Trap by Stella Rimington
What debut author(s) or new to you author(s) have you read within the last 12 months that have impressed you?
Heather Gudenkauf – I enjoyed One Breath Away and bought 2 of her other books on the strength of it; Andrew Kirshbaum – his self published novel, Monday and the Murdered Man, has a hard-boiled PI character meshed with urban fantasy; Jaye Ford an Australian writer of psychological suspense including Scared Yet? ;
Favourite trilogy or series you recommend to others to read in the genres above?
That is such a tough question – probably the series I have followed the longest is Jonathon Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series, so it seems only right I recommend it.
What popular author(s) have you NOT read but is on your Wishlist?
Elly Griffiths, JA Konrath, Elizabeth Peters
Other than blogs, share with us what other tools you use or subscribe to in order to keep up with the latest news on authors, new releases, book tours, etc?
Goodreads groups including The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group and Aussie Lovers of Crime/Mystery/Thriller and Suspense but primarily blogs
What current book is hyped among the blogosphere that you want to read or are not interested in?
Right now Scandinavian crime (ala Jo Nesbo/Henning Mankell) seems to be all the rage but so far my experiences with it have not been great.
What is most important in these genres to you? Plot, characters, location, dialogue, red herrings, narrator or what mix of them?
A clever, well crafted plot that isn’t transparent and characters I either love, or love to hate, are essential.
Recommend a book made into movie you thought both were good?
Hmm, this was hard, I actually don’t watch a lot of movies. Forced to choose I will say I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes (2009)