Crime Fiction Links of the Week for May 27, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Margot Kinberg discusses how family histories can add an extra dimension to mysteries and crime novels.
- Margot Kinberg also discusses the history of spy fiction.
- Rio Youers discusses the appeal of the unlikely hero.
- Thomas Diehl shares the secret to series immortality.
- Brian Greene shares his appreciation for the 1946 noir thriller Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham and 1948 film adaptation.
- The Londonist visits the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London and shares several photos.
Film and TV:
- Gwylim Mumford declares that the second season of Top of the Lake is still gloriously weird.
- Jane Mulkerrins profiles Noah Hawley, creator of the TV show Fargo.
- Emma Vestrheim discusses what will happen in the fourth and final season of the Swedish crime drama The Bridge.
- John Grant shares his appreciation for the 2002 noir thriller Wrong Number.
- Naman Ramachandran takes a look at the global success of India's regional film industry.
- Julia Raeside calls The Keepers a brave true crime documentary.
- Ardi Alspach reviews the true crime documentary The Keepers.
Comments on the new Twin Peaks:
- Cheryl Eddy declares that Twin Peaks has evolved, but is still as surreal, ominous and wonderful as ever.
- Cheryl Eddy also has a whole lot of questions about the new Twin Peaks.
- Mark Lawson declares that the new Twin Peaks will baffle and irk even hardcore fans.
- Stuart Heritage calls the new Twin Peaks deliberately and punishingly tedious, which is what makes it so beguiling.
- Stuart Jeffries declares that Twin Peaks has become much weirder with the revival.
- David Cranmer shares his thoughts on the new Twin Peaks.
- Theresa DeLucci declares that David Lynch still remembers what made Twin Peaks so compelling the first time around.
- Theresa DeLucci offers a reading list for Twin Peaks fans.
Tributes to Roger Moore:
- Actor Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond and Simon Templar, has died aged 89.
- Peter Bradshaw shares his tribute to Roger Moore.
- A.O. Scott explains why Roger Moore was his favourite James Bond.
- Cora Buhlert remembers Roger Moore.
- James Whitbrook shares his appreciation for the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, starring Roger Moore.
- Steve Green takes a look at Roger Moore's SFF roles.
- The longlist for the 2017 Dagger Awards has been announced.
- The longlist for the 2017 CWA Internation Dagger Awards has also been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 CrimeFest Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award have been announced.
- The nominees for the fifth annual Bisexual Book Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Joseph Malik talks about voice and point of view.
- Rayne Hall shares some tips for writing night scenes.
- L.F. Robertson discusses the uneasy relationship between her day job as a defence attorney and writing legal thrillers.
- Debra Purdy Kong talks about the differences between mystery and fantasy story arcs.
- Claire Evans shares the top five things she learned about crime fiction from working in TV.
- Dimitra Fimi declares that attractive covers are also important for academic works.
- Martin Cavanaugh shares a comprehensive guide about how to copyright a book.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridadon, translated by Victoria Cribb.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Two Lost Boys by L.F. Robertson.
- Catherine Turnbull reviews No Middle Name by Lee Child.
- Sarah Hardy reviews The Toybreaker by Roy Chester.
- Ariell Cacciola reviews Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon.
- Dave Richards reviews City of Angels by Kristi Belcamino.
- Sandra Danby reviews Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor.
- Ewa Sherman reviews The Mine by Atti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston.
- Cleo Bannister reviews The Escape by C.L. Taylor.
- Cleo Bannister reviews The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.
- Charlotte Heathcote reviews The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh.
- Bolo Books reviews The Long Drop by Denise Mina.
- Always Trust in Books reviews The Lies Within by Jane Isaac.
- Kevin Burton Smith reviews Catalina Eddy by Daniel Pyne.
- Angie Barry reviews Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie.
- The Qwillery reviews Nightshade for Warning by Bailey Cattrell.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson and cooks a recipe from the book.
- Sarah Hughes reviews The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
- Breathing Through Pages also reviews The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and interviews the author.
- Joeanna Rebello Fernandez interviews Paula Hawkins.
- Elena Avanza Álvarez also interviews Paula Hawkins.
- T.O. Munro interviews Bernard Cornwell.
- Mark Rubinstein interviews Steve Hamilton.
- Crime Fiction Lover interviews Bill Beverly.
- Abby Slater-Fairbrother interviews George Roberts.
- Abby Slater-Fairbrother also interviews Peter Laws.
- Jane Temson interviews Louise Walters.
- John B. Valeri interviews Karin Salvalaggio.
- Actor Tom Hardy is raising funds for the Manchester Emergency Fund to support the victims of the Manchester bombing and their families.
- Sara Benincasa persuaded Neil Gaiman to read the Cheesecake Factory menu out loud, if fans raise 500000 US-dollars for refugees.
- Victoria Goldman shares her experiences at as well as several photos of CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol, UK.
- Katharina Hall shares her experiences as well as several photos of CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol.
- J. Kingston Pierce also shares his experiences as well as several photos of CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol.
- Tom Bromley reports about CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol.
- Elle Croft shares ten things she learned at CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol.
- Graham Dinton shares seven lessons he learned at CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol.
- Susan B. Barnes reports about the Hay Festival of Literature in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.
- Sophie E. Tallis reports about an event of the Society of Authors on how to make a living as a writer at the Arnolfini in Bristol, UK.
Free online fiction:
- "A Guid Soldier" by Charles Todd in Strand Magazine.
- "Blood Lines" by Dennis Palumbo in Strand Magazine.
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