>CrimeFest 2011

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You know (or hope) you are participating in a crime fiction conference when you hear someone saying:

´… and then I put the poison in his haemorrhoid cream´
´you got to kill people somehow´
´I do like blowing things up´

In two words; my first CrimeFest was absolutely overwhelming!  I did take a few photos, but most of the time my husband had the camera. And Saturday, the only day when I had it, the battery went flat rather unexpectedly.

Karen Meek of Euro Crime

As I mentioned the other day, one of the very best experiences was to meet some of my blog friends and get to know them even better. The panels were also very interesting, and it was such a pleasure that the crime writers I have read – and read about – for so long, were so kind and forthcoming. They really seemed to like meeting their readers :)

So apart from Martin Edwards, our walking crime fiction encyclopaedia, whom I mentioned the other day, I had plenty of opportunity to chat with Len Tyler, Christine Poulson, Quentin Bates and Kate Ellis to mention a few.

I wish I could participate every year, but unfortunately May and June are the busiest months of our school year so I won´t win any popularity contests by running off, leaving three days of external examinations to my colleagues again.

Here you see my CrimeFest spoil – I bought the ones by Len Tyler and S.J. Bolton myself, the others are books I won or was given for free.

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About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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One Response to >CrimeFest 2011

  1. Kelly says:

    I somehow missed this entry on your Blogger blog.

    So I guess you couldn’t transfer the comments along with the posts? I’m still considering a switch. I guess I could carry my laptop to one of my kids’ houses to use their internet. I looked back and realized I deleted my Yahoo account, so I can’t retrieve the file that had all my blog entries from there in it, but at least I could switch all my Blogger stuff over. I guess I would need to set up another blog at WP since the one I already have references Yahoo360.

    I’m going to have to think about it some more.

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