Historical Crime Fiction – podcast 27

Hello and welcome to the Falkirk Libraries podcast with Tanya and Vikki. Today’s episode is all about crime novels set in the past – there’s a huge selection and we’re really excited to share some brilliant choices.  All the books mentioned can be found on our library catalogue – enjoy!

What we have been reading:
Tanya has been reading:
• Max Helsing Monster Hunter, Curtis Jobling

Vikki has been reading
• Wildfire, Ann Cleeves
• The Way of All Flesh, Ambrose Parry
• Snap, Belinda Bauer

New and forthcoming adult books:
• An Easy Death: the Gunnie Rose series , Charlaine Harris
• The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle , Stuart Turton
• Salvation, Peter F Hamilton
• Heroes, Stephen Fry
• We Need to Weaken the Mixture, Guy Martin

New and forthcoming children’s titles:
• The Way Home For Wolf , Rachel Bright Illustrated, Jim Field (0 – 5 years)
• Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups , Lauren Child (6 – 9 years)
• Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2019 (9 – 12 years)
• A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs (Teen)

DVD recommendations:
• On Chesil Beach (15)
• Hostiles (15)
• The Book Club (12)

Our Reading Agony this week: ‘My child is 7 and reads non-fiction, but won’t read fiction. Any fiction suggestions he might like?’
It doesn’t really matter, as long as they are reading, keep going for it and follow their interests.   Reading non-fiction is a totally valid choice and should be encouraged. You could always try a novel of a film / tv show they like (e.g. Star Wars Jedi Academy books by Jeffrey Brown), or on a subject they are interested in (e.g. Space Penguins series by L A Courteney for space lovers)
Graphic novels – maybe the Corpse Talk series for history lovers, Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson and others from the Phoenix Presents series

Staff quote of the day: “I’m never gonna get this out of my toga “

Our discussion was all about historical crime fiction, here are the title or series and authors we mentioned.
• Falco novels, Lindsey Davis
• Lord Peter Wimsey, Dorothy L Sayers
• Daisy Dalrymple series, Carola Dunn
• Phryne Fisher Investigates, Kerry Greenwood
• Her Royal Spyness series, Rhys Bowen
• Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew, Susanna Gregory
• Cadfael novels, Ellis Peter
• Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco.
• The Snake Stone, Jason Goodwin
• Dr.Siri series, Colin Cotterill
• Knight’s Templar mysteries, Michael Jecks
• The Way of All Flesh, Ambrose Parry
• The Wages of Sin, Katie Welsh
• Brighton Belle (Mirabelle Bevan series ), Sara Sheriden
• Zigzag girl (Magic Men Mysteries), Elly Griffiths
• Damian Seeker series, SG Maclean
• Beloved Poison (Jem Flockhart series), E S Thomson

Did you know?
Libraries often have some great volunteering opportunities. Falkirk Libraries is currently seeking volunteers to read and chat with older people.  Care Words is a wonderful new Big Lottery funded project where we train and support volunteers to go into local care settings to run reading and reminiscence groups with older adults using the joy of reading to tackle loneliness and isolation. Our other main volunteering opportunity is to become an IT Helper and support library users who need some help with developing their IT skills, this will be available from January. If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, then please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you

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