Crime Fiction Links of the Week for June 10, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Philip Rafferty shares the five books that got him hooked on crime fiction.
- Katherine Tomlinson shares nine mysteries set during wartime.
- Roslyn Sulcas profiles Anthony Horowitz and discusses his first original mystery novel, Magpie Murders.
- Rory Carroll profiles Don Winslow and discusses his new novel The Force.
- Tom Nolan shares his appreciation for the Sam McCain novels by Ed Gorman.
- Dick Lochte takes a look at the media history of Leslie Charteris The Saint.
- David Cranmer discusses Donald Westlake's long lost James Bond novel Forever and a Death.
- Pornokitsch share their appreciation for the espionage comic Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.
- David Morrell shares his theory about thrillers.
- John Banville explains why the best crime fiction is urban.
- Marilyn Stasio shares true crime books to read this summer.
- Craig Sisterson discusses the state of the true crime genre in New Zealand.
- Anthony Franze shares his top five Supreme Court mysteries.
- Kurt Anthony Krug profiles legal thriller writer Pamela Wechsler.
- Sinead Crowley discusses the inspiration for her new crime novel One Bad Turn.
Film and TV:
- Adam Smith celebrates his favourite movie femme fatales.
- Gabby Catalano shares her appreciation for the women of noir films and Lauren Bacall in particular.
- Adam White discusses the troubled history of the 1987 thriller Angel Heart.
- Chitra Ramaswamy reviews the third season of Fargo and is particularly impressed by Ewan McGregor's performance in a double role.
- Matt Zoller Seitz declares that The Leftovers ended with no real answers, but offers a possible theory.
- Amelia Gentleman reviews the documentary Catching a Killer: The Search for Natalie Hemming.
Comments on My Cousin Rachel and Daphne Du Maurier:
- Tammy Cohen explains why she loves Daphne Du Maurier.
- Kavita Rao declares that Daphne Du Maurier is no longer a guilty read.
- Tim Robey calls My Cousin Rachel a stylish but sexless Daphne Du Maurier mystery.
- Peter DeBruge calls the film adaption of Daphne Du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel deliciously ambiguous.
- Karen Krizanovich declares that Daphne Du Maurier was as ambiguous as her characters.
- Robbie Collin explains why Daphne Du Maruier's fiction ideally lends itself to film adaptions.
- Watch a trailer for My Cousin Rachel.
Comments on The Keepers:
- Jack Seale declares that The Keepers takes true crime documentaries to the next level.
- Kathryn VanAarendonk says that The Keepers does for true crime what The Wire did for crime drama.
- Hadley Freeman shares her thoughts about the true crime documentary The Keepers and finds unexpected links to the Manchester bombing.
- Jess Commons shares her appreciation for the women featured in The Keepers.
- Stephanie Nolasco wonders whether th murderer of Sister Cathy Chesnik whose unsolved death is explored in The Keepers could still be caught.
- Caitlin Busch reports how the Catholic church and the Archdiocese of Baltimore reacted to The Keepers.
- Caitlin Busch also explores the biggest mystery of The Keepers, the identity of the mysterious Brother Bob.
- Lisa Robinson has talked to victims of the abuse scandal described in The Keepers.
- Lisa Robinson also reports that The Keepers has generated interest in other cold murder cases in the Baltimore area.
- Phil Miller reports that the Scottish crime festival Bloody Scotland will inaugurate a new award for emerging female crime writers.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Steven Smith shares five tips for anybody starting a novel.
- Hilary Mantel explains why she became a historical novelist.
- John Grisham shares his do's and don't's for writing popular fiction.
- John Connolly talks about his writing process.
- R. Jean Reid talks about the importance of setting for mysteries.
- Charity Norman talks about the process of writing and publishing See You in September.
- Madeleine E. Robins shares tips for reading to an audience.
- Jessica Rydill interviews Jan Edwards.
- K.V. Scruggs interviews Leonard Goldberg.
- Victoria Goldman interviews Sam Blake.
- Janet Maslin reviews Camino Island by John Grisham.
- Catherine Turnbull reviews The Dark Isle by Clare Carson.
- Kerry Hammond reviews The Girl on the Bridge by James Hayman.
- Cleo Bannister reviews Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham.
- Mal McEwan reviews Bad Blood by Brian McGilloway.
- John Valeri reviews Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin.
- All the books I can read reviews See You in September by Charity Norman.
- Jessica Rydill reviews Winter Downs by Jan Edwards.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb.
- Deborah Lacy reviews Need You Dead by Peter James.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews Dis Mem Ber by Joyce Carol Oates.
- John Valeri also reviews Dis Mem Ber by Joyce Carol Oates.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly.
- AustCrime reviews Marlborough Man by Alan Carter.
- Philip Kerr reviews Defectors by Joseph Kanon.
- Jenny Maloney reviews The Himalayan Codex by Bill Schutt and J.R. Finch.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews A Frying Shame by Linda Reilly and cooks a recipe from the book.
- Angie Berry reviews The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg.
- Jenny Kienle shares seven things you shouldn't miss at CrimeCon 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Joe Melillo offers a preview of CrimeCon 2017.
- Cathy Ace reports about CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol, UK, and shares some photos.
- Ali Karim reports about the presentation of the Bloody Scotland festival at Waterstones Picadilly in London, UK.
- Andrew Porter reports about Book Expo America in New York City and shares some photos.
- Andrew Porter shares even more photos of Book Expo America.
- Lauren J. Young discusses the flaws in forensic science.
- Ramin Skibba discusses faulty forensic methods and evidence.
- Locard's Lab interviews forensic physician Samer Abdel Azim Ahmed.
- Paul Moon talks about cannibalism.
- Connor Woodman reports that the criminal underbelly of London has moved eastwards away from Soho towards Shoreditch.
- Nick Spill discusses a daring 1977 art theft in New Zealand.
Free Online Fiction:
- "Carter Lake" by Carla Mercado in Flash Bang Mysteries.
- "A Touch of Treachery" by Faith Ellington in Flash Bang Mysteries.
- "The Fountain" by Adam Kelly Morton in Pulp Metal Magazine.
- "Plebs" by Nicholas Kish in Spinetingler Magazine.
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