Brian Sibley’s winners

BRIAN SIBLEY : my blog: BOOKED UP posts the hilarious winners to his competition to blurb the plot of a well-known book in less than 12 words. The winner is very clever, though the book described is not the most famous in the world:

Orphans! Abortions! War! Incest! It’s all about apples and pairs!

A much easier one:

Abused child, madwoman, virgin bride, arson, religion and sex!

This is cool, and a book you are bound to have read at least in part:

Strong plot, original ending but maybe open to misinterpretation.

Head on over to Brian’s blog if you can’t work out the answers — and to find out more of these talented mini-inspirations.

More crime at Waterstone’s

Oh no, Waterstone’s crime fiction newsletter has come round yet again. This time, they are offering At Risk by Patricia Cornwell, Vanish by Tess Gerritsen, Without Consent by Kathryn Fox and Triptych by Karin Slaughter at half-price — £3.49 each.  I’m up for two of these, but not tempted byh the other two. Other features include  an article on The Missing by Chris Mooney, a book about which I’ve heard good things, on offer at £4.99; and a profile of Peter James, author of the exciting books Looking Good, Dead and others. If you can keep up with Waterstone’s, there is lots to keep you occupied here.