Bloody computers. I had my review of Tess Gerritsen’s The Killing Place all but written a couple of weeks ago, only for my laptop [which, it has to be admitted, had been playing up for months] to stop working. At least now I know that backing up my files once a week isn’t enough [although I have been sliding back into my bad old ways now that I have a new laptop!]. I was set back a bit, but am now up and running again and will be reviewing Reg Hill’s new book in a few days time and am also in the process of putting together a piece about one of my favourite fictional characters, Kathy Mallory [which means a lot of reading – but hey, that’s what I’m here for!].