Further Smatterings

Oline Cogdill picks her top mysteries of 2007, with Laura Lippman’s WHAT THE DEAD KNOW heading up the list.

Lippman also cracks the Baltimore City Paper’s top 10 of 2007.

AMNewYork on the rise and fall of blogger book deals. (via)

Reuters talks with Miyuki Miyabe on how she plans to conquer overseas markets after being Japan’s bestselling mystery writer.

More Ian Rankin filler from the Scotsman, this time about his “struggle” to follow up Rebus.

Otto Penzler is reading debut novels by women
. Is this a major development or an anomaly?

Lily Allen will be a judge for the Orange Broadband Prize
. Some folks are not thrilled about this news.

Jim Fusilli got to see the Led Zeppelin reunion
, the lucky bastard.

And finally, NPR begins a three part series on the legal limits of discarded DNA.