Thursday, 29 May 2014

Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution by Chris Longmuir

We have had Dundee Crime Writer, Chris LongMuir on the blog a couple of times previously when I have interviewed her and reviewed some of her novels. If you would like to take a look then these are Interview with Chris Longmuir - Crime WriterBook Launch - Missing Believed DeadThe Death Game

Today I bring you her latest book, where she provides a fascinating and unique insight into crime writing. 

There are many books out there which cover the different sub genres within the world of crime writing. This is the first one however, which looks at the contribution of the independent, or indie, author to the genre. Chris Longmuir sets the tone of the book by firstly giving a brief explanation of ebooks and ebook readers. It then goes on to talk about the world of ebooks and Indie writers. This is a fascinating, and insightful discussion and certainly gave me a lot of ideas as a writer. However, tis is just a small part of the book.

The main focus of the book is for the reader and talks about crime writing in general and then the sub genres within this. It gives an over view o the genre, it's history and then discusses different authors, and books, within this. Being an absolutely passionate reader of crime fiction, in all it's genres, I loved this section. It left me wanting to read more from the particular authors and I will be downloading some of their books.

This is an excellent book for any author, or reader, of crime fiction. It is well researched and yet written in an approachable style. It is one I would highly recommend. Buy it now, you will not regret it.


That brings us to the end of another day on Bookahaolic. I am sure all my crime loving friends will enjoy this book. See you all again soon and keep reading.


  1. Thanks for the review, Wendy, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

    1. It was a really useful book Chris and so interesting