Jumping on the current bandwagon among us crime-fiction aficionados, I have subscribed to the Bitter Lemon press’s emails– Bitter Lemon being the "in" crime fiction publisher of the moment (at least as far as excellent sites like Eurocrime, Crime Scraps, Detectives beyond Borders et al. are concerned).
I am not going to feature all their suggestions, because the aforementioned blogs will do it with more professional panache than I — and certainly Karen, Uriah-Norm and Peter will read them quicker. But I could not resist mentioning Bitter Lemon’s email of today about one of their books called "Fever" by Friederich Glauser, a German novelist. Now if you made up a German crime fiction author, you could really not do better than Glasuer’s biography, could you?
"Friedrich Glauser is a legendary figure in European crime writing. He was a morphine and opium addict much of his life and began writing crime novels while an inmate at the Swiss insane asylum Waldau."