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#Crimereads Wrap up: Twitter reads recommendations

May 2, 2013

The April #crimereads discussion covered a wide range of topics, including Cooks and Crooks, Sherlock Holmes,  New Zealand crime, Nordic Noirs , cartoons,   lots of books to read and shows to watch! You can read the discussion on ReadWatchPlay Storify.

“Oh! Deerstalkers! There will be hats, pipes, hard liquor and lots more for tonight’s #rwpchat looking at #crimeread “@Rachel Franks

Apologies from Jan…

“I can’t participate in #rwpchat about #crimeread today. I am out committing a violent Scandinavian Noir crime – You’ll read about it later!”

Do you try to work out the mystery before the end of the book?

How many of you try to work out mysteries as you read them?  @Nelson readers

I do, I like to pause before the end and try to solve it – mostly while gardening. #crimeread #rwpchat @Gina Gray

Yes! I love it when you think you have worked it out – and the author has kept one step ahead #crimeread #rwpchat@Nelson readers

Will sometimes try to work out a mystery as I’m reading but usually let the characters do all the work. #rwpchat #crimeread@Rachel Franks


  • I think romance in a #crimeread is important: it highlights the best and worst we can be. #rwpchat@Rachel Franks

Paddington Bear

“is it coz Paddington’s so cute it’s criminal?”@PublicLibrarySG

“He got rushed to hospital with tummy pains – turned out he had honey stuck to his fur – first mystery!”@NelsonReaders

Sherlock HolmesWho plays him best? The votes are in…

“1. Cumberbatch, 2. Downey Jnr, 3. Basil Rathbone, 4.Jonny Lee Miller (elementary)” @Gina Gray

Dr Who

“just wondering if we can sneak Doctor Who into the discussion – I am sure the Daleks have committed some #crimeread“@Ellen Forsyth

 Find more great suggestions of crime reads, or add your own to Pinterest…

Crooks and cooks

#crimereads are so broad – from cupcakes to heinous acts” @nelsonLibraries

 Agnes and the hitman by Jennifer Crusie

Hannah Swensen mystery series by Joanne Fluke

Mrs Brunetti’s cook book by Donna Leon

Inspector Montobalo series by Andrea Camilleri

Corinne Chapman series by Kerry Greenwood

Bruno, Chief of police by Bruno Walker

White House chef mysteries by Julie Hyzy

Nordic Noir

Lene Kaaberbøl

Agnete Friis Nina Borg

Mons Kallentoft

Camilla Lackberg

Jo Nesbo

Arnaldur Indridason

Authors and books

City of Shadows by Peter Doyle

Rivers of London Series by  Ben Aaronovitch

Lamb to the slaughter by Roald Dahl – “Roald Dahl  Hitting – Leg of lamb as a murder weapon, then eaten, neatly disposing of the evidence” @Rachel Franks

The lovely bones by Alice Sebold

The Gunn zoo Series – The llama of death by Betty Webb

Slight trick of the mind by Mitch Cullin

Armand Gamache by Louise Penny

Lucas Rocco  by Adrian Magson

Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher

A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R Martin

Black box by Michael Connelly

The caves of steel by Isaac Isamov

Shelter by Harlan Coben

Behind the curtain by Peter Abrahams

Poirot by Agatha Christie

How does your garden grow? by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple  by Agatha Christie

Monsieur Pamplemousse mysteries by Michael Bond

Murder of a Medici Princess by Caroline P Murphy

Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle

Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Matthew Reilly-  Ice station, Area 7, Scarecrow

Watching you by  Michael Robotham

Scared Yet? by Jaye Ford

Beyond fear by Jaye Ford

Macbeth by Shakespeare

Rowan Sinclair series by Sulari Gentle

No.1 Ladies detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Eliot Patterson Shan

“ I always try and work out the Eliot Pattison Shan mysteries – but I never can! They are so complex” @Nelson readers

Davis Suchet

Mark Billingham

Paul Cornwell

Ngaio March

Ben Sanders

J.D. Robb

Alex Bledsoe

Linda Howard

James Richie

Kathy Reichs

Karen Robards

Mo Hyder

Anne Perry

Arthur Upfield

Peter Corris

Peter Temple

Agatha Christie

Stephanie Plum

Brent Weekes

Meg Langslow

Dorothy L Sayers

Charles Dickens

Suzanne Brockmann

Henning Mankell

Bronwyn Parry

Chew (Graphic novel) by John Layman (writer) & Rob Guillary (Illustrator)


Mr Midnight by  James Lee

Mr Mystery byJames Lee

Hardy Boys by  Franklin W. Dixon

Nancy Drewn by Carolyn Keene

Famous Five by Enid Blyton

Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord

Adventures of TinTin by Herge

Moosewood recipe books

Twenty  rules for writing detective Fiction by  S.S Van Dine


Rosemary and Thyme

Criminal Minds



Midsomer murders



Game of thrones


The sky is falling

District 9


Miss Marple

Internal affairs


Silent Witness

The Dr Blake mysteries


New Tricks

Scott and Bailey


Mr and Mrs Murder


History- Cold case -SBS documentary

Recipe for murder- ABC documentary


Mr McGoo

Scooby Do

Road Runner against Coyote

Inspector Gadget

Wacky Races with Penelope Pitstop and Dick Dastardly


Roger Ramjet

Boris and Natasha


Wallace and Gromit

Captain caveman and the Teen Angels


The Hobbit      “The length of the movie was a crime” #crimeread #rwpchat@nelson readers



High Browse online

Murder by toaster

“just checked it out – revenge of the wrought iron flamingos!!!”@Gina Gray

Crime time recipe site

Corinna Chapman cook book– download the latest cook book for free from the website!

The May theme is #Indigireads

Join us next month for the live twitter discussion on 28 May starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. 9.00pm New Zealand Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time. Note : this is a staggered start to the discussion.

Use the tags #indigiread and #rwpchat as you discuss the reading, watching playing that is your experience of indigiread, so others can join in the conversation too.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Admin permalink
    May 13, 2013 10:41 pm

    Reblogged this on A bookworm Blog and commented:
    May Theme for SG is #inspiread!


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