Crime Fiction Links of the Week for May 20, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Kate Jackson discusses four overlooked female sleuths from the 1940s.
- Ellen Klages discusses her favourite bad girls of mystery, spy and fantasy fiction.
- Kristen Lepionka shares an overview of LGBT detective characters in crime fiction.
- Danuta Kean explains why British crime fiction is attracting attention abroad.
- Cathy Brown offers an overview of Irish crime fiction.
- Picador Books shares ten great books set in Scandinavia and Iceland, including a lot of crime fiction.
- John Dugdale explains how Colin Dexter changed the face of British crime fiction.
- Bethan Bell explores Morse's Oxford, the city that inspired Colin Dexter.
- Mark Lawson explains how politicians have helped thriller authors.
- Stephane Dunn shares her appreciation for Eleanor T. Bland.
- Eugen Kontschenko revisits The King of Fools, a 1962 crime novel by Frédéric Dard.
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books revisits the early mystery classic The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
- Andy Martin reports about the real life case that inspired Mark Billingham's latest crime novel Love Like Blood.
Film and TV:
- Steve Rose revisits Twin Peaks and traces its impact on today's television drama.
- Graeme Virtue attempts to find the point when Columbo jumped the shark.
- Mark Lawson discusses the Spanish prison drama Locked Up.
- Nell Frizzell also praises Locked Up.
- Cheryl Eddy shares the fifteen best science fiction and fantasy noir films.
- John Grant revisits the 1939 British crime movie Inquest.
- Xan Brooks reports about Cary Grant's use of LSD for therapeutic purposes in the 1950s.
- Actor Powers Boothe has died aged 68.
- The nominess for the 2017 Anthony Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Bafta TV Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Alyx Dellamonica talks about the challenges of teaching writing.
- Maurice Broaddus talks about wrestling with writer's block.
- Jeff Goins shares his writing system.
- Janet Lynn and Will Zeilinger talk about their collaboration process.
- Colum McCann shares tips for novelists.
- Paul Hardisty shares six qualities of a great thriller.
- John Scalzi talks about writing diverse characters.
- Emma B. Books reviews Out of Bounds by Val McDermid.
- It's Book Talk reviews Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane.
- Cleo Bannister reviews The Long Drop by Denise Mina.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Perish the Day by John Farrow.
- Crime Thriller Girl reviews Silent Rain by Karen Salvalaggio.
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books reviews Overwhelming Force by Janie Crouch.
- Dirk Robertson reviews Price of Duty by Dale Brown.
- Ian Sansom reviews A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson.
- Terrie Farley Moran reviews Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Town in a Maple Madness by B.B. Haywood and cooks a recipe from the book.
- Aunt Agatha's Bookstore interviews Lori Rader-Day.
- Lucy V. Hay interviews Tana Collins.
- Lucy V. Hay also interviews Mike Knowles.
- Emerging Indigenous Voices, a new Canadian literary award to support and nurture new indigenous writers, is looking for funding.
- Author and editor Tom Shutt died much too young and people are raising money for his family.
- Dru's Book Musings reports about Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Susan M. Boyer shares photos of Malice Domestic.
- Marina Sofia reports about the Orenda Roadshow, an evening of international crime fiction at Waterstones Picadilly branch in London and shares some photos.
- R. Doug Wicker compares different types of handguns.
- The dangers of Fentanyl to police officers and emergency personnel and how to prevent them.
- In Connecticut, data from a Fitbit bracelet may be admitted as evidence in a murder case.
- In the UK, many convictions might be overturned due to alleged manipulations of forensic tests at a private lab in Manchester.
- The forensic analysis of tattoos and ink.
- A new body farm for researchers and detectives has opened near Tampa, Florida.
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