Nominate your favourite crime writer by telling your librarian. The deadline is 31 December 2016 so there is no time to waste!
Remember you can’t nominate a writer who has already won before, here is a list of the previous winners:
- Elly Griffiths – 2016
- Christopher Fowler – 2015
- Sharon Bolton – 2014
- Belinda Bauer – 2013
- Steve Mosby – 2012
- Mo Hayder – 2011
- Ariana Franklin – 2010
- Colin Cotterill – 2009
- Craig Russell – 2008
- Stuart MacBride – 2007
- Jim Kelly – 2006
- Jake Arnott – 2005
- Alexander McCall Smith – 2004
- Stephen Booth – 2003
- Peter Robinson – 2002
- Marian Babson – 1996
- Lindsey Davis – 1995
I’ve now read all of the Shardlake series, beginning with Dissolution. It was Lamentation that made cry, I won’t give any spoilers but I was truly worried I would be mourning a beloved character. I have read three novels of the Shardlake series aloud to my husband at night. I will have to wait patiently for another one so we can continue our habit.
As always, C.J. Sansom paints a vivid picture of Tudor England, the whiplash quick politics and the danger of simply having different religious views to the King. It is an incredibly dangerous period where you could land in the Tower for those views and give up your life most gruesomely for them.
C.J Sansom has the amazing ability to develop truly realistic characters. Their friendships and relationships are always developing, changing and growing.
This book in part is about finding Queen Catherine Parr’s manuscript, Lamentation of a Sinner. I’m a bit of history buff so I already knew what happened about the book and that Catherine Parr did certainly survive the last concerted effort to topple her. Sansom’s deft handling of the subject brings these historical facts to life so acutely it is if you are in the room watching history play out in front of eyes.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on the 13 December 2016 at the Library.
It starts at 6:30pm, with light refreshments, everyone is welcome.
From 7:30pm the meeting will begin for members only.
Our new volunteers got training today, me included. A great deal of information and ‘how to’ was shared in a very friendly and efficient manner. We were learning from each other and just having a great time. A short break of tea and biscuits where we discussed new ideas for the library, where we can sell our withdrawn books and a lot of ideas flew around on how to get more books into the hands of our readers.
A big project would be rearranging our library to make it more customer friendly and especially to bring more attention to the new books we have on offer. Three hours just flew by and I for one thoroughly enjoyed myself :). Thank you to our Gloucester Library Support Officer for being there for us to train and guide us to make our community library the best it can be for our community!