Crime Fiction Links of the Week for June 17, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Tom Blunt shares his favourite quotes from famous crime novels in honour of Dashiell Hammett.
- Laura Lam talks about pop cultures fascination with serial killers.
- Charles Adai shares some background about Donald E. Westlake's lost James Bond novel Forever and a Death.
- Paul French discusses the history of Bengali crime fiction.
- Abir Mukherjee talks about the links between Scotland and Bengal and how both influence his crime fiction.
Film and TV:
- The Pan Macmillan Blog shares crime novels to match your favourite TV show.
- Stuart Kelly revisits the tie-in books to Twin Peaks.
- Jakc Shepherd speculates about the release date of season 5 of Sherlock.
- Dennis Broe shares the top five crime movies presented at the 2017 Cannes film festival.
- Peter Bradshaw praises Rachel Weisz's performance as My Cousin Rachel in the adaption of Daphne Du Maurier's eponymous novel.
- Peter Bradshaw also calls the kidnapping thriller Berlin Syndrome disappointing.
- Lucy Mangan calls the new British TV series Fearless a classy thriller.
- The Killing Times reviews the Canadian crime series Cardinal.
- Stephen McDonnell reports that Have A Nice Day, a Chinese animated gangster film, has been pulled from a film festival in France over political pressure.
- The longlist for the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards has been announced.
- The winners of the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.
- Voting is open for the 2017 Dead Good Reader Awards.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Lauren Sapala declares that persistence is the most important quality a writer can have.
- Lauren Sapala also offers some tips regarding how to deal with the guilt many feel for daring to take the time to write.
- Jason Sanford discusses writing advice he loathes and how he ignored it.
- Rachel Kadish offers a defence of imaginary friends and explains how dreaming up characters is crucial for writers.
- Gail Godwin shares five tips for getting into the mind of your character.
- Laura Lam talks about the inspiration behind Shattered Minds.
- Cindy Pon talks about writing through the lens of an artist.
- Julia Glass urges writers to do research, but not too soon.
- Steven Smith shares five essential websites for writers.
- Rosecrans Baldwin explains how an eighty-year-old murder inspired her latest novel.
- Douglas Schofield discusses his adventures in researching his novels.
- Paul Anderson talks about writing, while caring for elderly, ill or disabled loved ones.
- Bob Hahn interviews Maragret Maron.
- Crime Watch interviews Angus McLean.
- Karen McKenzie interviews Mark McGinn.
- Carolyn McKenzie reviews Notice of Death by Genesis Cotterell.
- Corrina Lawson reviews A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliott.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews My Name Is Nobody by Matthew Richardson.
- For Winter Nights reviews Trust Me by Angela Clarke.
- Debbie Meldrum reviews The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards.
- Craig Sisterson reviews The Hidden Room by Stella Duffy.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers.
- Vanessa Orr reviews The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic.
- Bibliophile Book Club reviews Blackwater by G.J. Moffatt.
- Keeper of Pages reviews The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne.
- Raven Crime Reads also reviews A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee.
- Amber Keller reviews Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw.
- Nordic Noir reviews Out on the Ice by Grant Nicol.
- Eugen Kontschenko reviews The Eskimo Solution by Pascal Garnier, translated by Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Title Wave by Loran Barrett and tries a recipe from the book.
- John Valeri reviews The Switch by Joseph Finder.
- David Cranmer reviews The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg.
- Janet Maslin reviews The Force by Don Winslow.
- Writing.ie reviews Exquisite by Sarah Stovell.
- The CrimeCon Informant offers a recap of CrimeCon 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and shares several photos.
- The CrimeCon Informant offers another recap of CrimeCon 2017.
- Amy Bartner also reports about CrimeCon 2017 and shares several photos.
- Amy Bartner also interviews various CrimeCon attendants.
- Aurelia Is Blogging shares her experiences at CrimeCon as well as several photos.
- Debbie Clarke reports about the fascinating life of a forensic biologist in Fife, Scotland.
- Channon Hodge discusses the shifting science of DNA in the courtroom.
- The Pan Macmillan Blog reveals how the police really solves crimes.
- Seth Augenstein reports about new leads in the 40-year-old cold case of a child found dead in an upstate New York appartment complex.
- Radley Balko reports about the sad case of a crime lab analyst who committed suicide after he became a suspect in a thirty-year-old murder due to accidental contamination of evidence.
Free online fiction:
- "The Harbor Watcher" by Martin Griese in Crimson Streets.
- "Clemency" by Chantal Boudreau in Crimson Streets.
- "Closing Time" by William E. Wallace in Beat To A Pulp.
- "Liar's Poker" by Craig Faustus Buck in Spinetingler Magazine.
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