Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Esteemed true-crime author Ann Rule passes away at age 83

We are sorry to report that Ann Rule, a true-crime author who has written over 30 books and more than 1,400 articles for the crime magazine “True Detective”, has passed away at the age of 83. Ann’s literary contributions include her book “The Stranger Beside Me”, which profiled her former colleague Ted Bundy, as well as a book about her work with the Green River Task force. Ann died on Sunday night, July 26, 2015 after struggling with many health issues, including congestive heart failure.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Harper Lee - Go Set a Watchman

The wait is over! Fifty-five years have passed since Harper Lee published To Kill A Mockingbird and finally, her next novel has arrived!  Written before her beloved classic, Watchman takes place twenty years after To Kill A Mockingbird.  Scout returns to Maycomb and “struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.” (HarperCollins Canada).

Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. The much-anticipated release of her new novel has already sparked debate among fans, broken pre-sale records for publishing house HarperCollins and, only days after its release, is on target to become one of the fastest-selling literary works in history (Harper Lee, 2015. The Biography.com website. Retrieved 10:01, Jul 20, 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/harper-lee-9377021).