Crime Fiction Links of the Week for May 13, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Cora Buhlert discusses genre versus literary fiction - the crime fiction edition.
- John Dugdale shares eight reasons to celebrate Thomas Pynchon's 80th birthday.
- Sophie McKenzie talks about the appeal of domestic settings in psychological thrillers.
- Minette Walters announces her first book in a decade and her retirement from crime fiction.
- Arian Murati and Anne-Sophie Lehrman talk about crime fiction in France and the US.
- Janet Rudolph talks about Mexican crime fiction.
- Paul Vidich shares five reasons why 1950s Cuba is the perfect setting for a crime thriller.
- Ashwin Sanghi talks about the future of crime fiction in India.
- Aakriti Mandhwani and Kartikeya Tripathi talk about the portrayal of forensic science in Hindi pulp fiction blockbusters.
Film and TV:
- Sam Wollaston reviews the finale of the TV show Line of Duty.
- Viv Groskop reviews the series finale of Broadchurch.
- Andy Adams calls Bosch a new approach to mystery shows.
- Paul Levinson calls season 3 of Bosch the best season so far.
- Peter Bradford reviews the thriller Sleepless.
- Jacob Stolworthy discusses how Brooklyn Nine-Nine tackles the issue of police racism.
- Peter Blauner talks about working as a screenwriter on Law and Order: SVU.
- B Noir Detour shares a history of noir films at the Academy Awards.
- Actress and singer Daliah Lavi, who starred in several spy movies and crime thrillers in the 1960s, died aged 74.
- Ronald Bergan shares an obituary of Daliah Lavi.
- The winners of the 2017 Edgar Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Derringer Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Agatha Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 Scribe Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Book Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Benjamin P. Hardy shares a ten minute routine to increase creativity and clarity.
- Elizabeth S. Craig declares that confidence is the key to eliminating writer's block.
- Debra Purdy Kong talks about embracing failure.
- Chris Carter explains why he writes crime fiction.
- Kali Amanda Browne talks about how to depict empathy in writing.
- Karen Woodward shares seven tips for creating an interesting detective.
- Nick Kolakowski shares some tips for writing a literary gunfight.
- Radha Vastal talks about researching her historical mystery series.
- Chris Winkle shares ten ways to switch up your sentences.
- Chris Winkle also shares some tips for depicting internal conflict.
- Amanda Abella shares tips for expanding your mailing list.
- Val McDermid reviews Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
- Sally Newall also reviews Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
- Jo Robertson also reviews Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
- Janet Webb reviews The Darkest Night by Rick Reed.
- The Writing Garnet reviews The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins.
- Liz Barnsley reviews The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver.
- Caz Owens reviews The Hangman by Mary Burton.
- David Cranmer reviews A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb.
- Angie Barry reviews A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde.
- John Valeri reviews Silent Rain by Karin Salvalaggio.
- Jenny Maloney reviews A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Iced Under by Barbara Ross and also cooks a recipe from the novel.
- Doreen Sheridan also reviews For Cheddar or Worse by Avery Aames and also tests a recipe from the novel.
- Em Wittman reviews Cask Strength by Layla Reyne.
- Amber Keller reviews Your Killin' Heart by Peggy O'Neal Peden.
- Deborah Lacy reviews Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan.
- Jenica H. reviews APB: Baby by Julie Miller .
- Erica also reviews APB: Baby by Julie Miller.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Western Fringes by Amer Anwar.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork, translated by Charlotte Barslund.
- Cafe Thinking reviews The Mine by Antti Tuomainen.
- Chris Roberts reviews The House of Four by Barbara Nadel.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Trackers 2: The Hunted by Nicholas Sansbury Smith.
- Sarah Ward reviews American Noir by Barry Forshaw.
- R.G. Belsky interviews Jeffery Deaver.
- John Parker interviews John Connolly.
- Sean Woods interviews David Grann.
- Mairead Hearne interviews Paul E. Hardisty.
- Lucy V. Hay interviews Paul E. Hardisty.
- Lucy V. Hay also interviews Eileen Wharton.
- My Life, My Books, My Escape interviews Bryn Chancellor.
- The Book Trail interviews James Carol.
- Keith Nixon interviews Steve Cavanagh.
- Death Becomes Her interviews Vaseem Khan.
- Liz Barnsley interviews Peter Laws.
- Bloomin' Brilliant Books interviews Angela Marsons.
- Judy Penz Shaluk reports about Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland, and shares some photos.
- Eleanor Kuhns also reports about Malice Domestic.
- Judy Penz Sheluk talks about working as a volunteer at Bouchercon in Toronto, Canada.
- Cecilia Tan reports about Smashwords founder Mark Coker's panel at RT Booklovers con in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Arsalan Atlaf reports about a panel on crime fiction at the Islamabad Literature Festival in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- Phoenix, the latest book in the Beatrix Rose series by Mark Dawson, is available for preorder and all proceeds will go towards paying for the cancer treatment of Emma Johns.
- You can also donate directly for the cancer treatment of Emma Johns.
- Author Christina Garner needs some help to pay the legal fees involved with sueing a scammy book promoter.
- R. Doug Wicker discusses the Colt Mustang and the Beretta Tomcat as part of his pocket pistol week.
- Jonathan Brooks explains how chemistry can aid in the training of police dogs.
- Erica McAlister explains how the humble house fly can help to solve crimes.
- Gavin Haynes reports how a shoe scanner can help to identify burglars and fight crime.
Free online fiction:
- "Ghosts of Bunker Hill" by Paul D. Marks in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
- "The Sequel" by Jeffrey Deaver in The Strand Magazine.
- "My Hobby" by Tom Fabian in The Strand Magazine.
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