It's hard to believe it's been exactly a year since Maxine died but her influence and friendship live on.
"I am sure that she would have really enjoyed STRANGE SHORES, particularly with the return to the story of Erlendur, the solitary, slightly depressive, detective, forever burdened by the loss of his brother when he was just a young boy, a character she very much engaged with."
Read the review here.
The Crime and Mystery Fiction Friend Feed group that Maxine set up is still going strong and welcoming new crime fiction readers and bloggers into its fold. Join in here.
Margot's anthology, In a Word: Murder, has been published with all proceeds going to Maxine's charity of choice, the Princess Alice Hospice. Currently available as an ebook, a print book is planned.
And the final submissions are on their way to the judges for The Petrona Award 2014 - an award for Scandinavian crime fiction in translation. The shortlist will be announced in March 2014 and the winner revealed at CrimeFest in May 2014. The 2013 Award went to Last Will by Liza Marklund tr. Neil Smith.