Crime Fiction Links of the Week for June 24, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Brian McGilloway shares his top ten Northern Irish crime novels.
- Jaed Coffin explores the mystery behind the popularity of mystery and crime fiction set in Maine.
- Nate Pedersen traces the origin of the "The butler did it" cliché.
- Valeria Vitale recommends crime and noir works featuring female characters that are not sexist stereotypes.
- Margot Kinberg shares her appreciation for the 1978 paranormal noir thriller Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg.
- Sarah Ward shares her appreciation for classic 1940s crime writer Elizabeth Daly.
- Diana Morrow profiles Fiona Sussman and discusses her latest crime novel, The Last Time We Spoke.
- Agatha French presents nine famous writers whose children are also writers.
Film and TV:
- Stuart Heritage explains why he prefers the new Twin Peaks to the original.
- Leslie Gilbert Elman reviews the Christmas special of the British TV series Granchester.
- Sarah Hughes reviews episode 2 of the British TV series Fearless.
- Julia Raeside reviews the true crime film Murdered for Being Different.
- Ardi Alspach reviews the episode "The Murdered Bride" of the true crime show Beyond Reasonable Doubt.
- Sam Wollaston reviews the true crime documentary Jo Cox: Death of an MP.
Comments on season 5 of Ripper Street:
- Aimée Grant Cumberbatch explains what to expect from season 5 of Ripper Street.
- Michael Hogan calls the first episode of season 5 of Ripper Street a thrilling return for the gripping crime drama.
- Adam Sweeting calls Ripper Street more a laboratory for lost souls than a crime drama.
- Rory O'Connor shares some viewer reactions to season 5 of Ripper Street.
The Sopranos finale ten years on:
- David Stubbs declares that even ten years after the last episode aired, The Sopranos is still the most masterful TV show ever.
- Phill Langhorne explores what the cast of The Sopranos has been up to since the show finished.
- Stuart Heritage revisits the infamous ending of The Sopranos and compares it to other controversial series finales since then.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Lauren Sapala explains why so many introverts are writers.
- Jason Sanford discusses writing advice he loathes and how he ignored it.
- Robyn Paterson attempts to explain what makes a good story.
- Chuck Wendig shares some thoughts on writing a scene.
- Yoon Ha Lee praises the beauty of physical writing.
- Damien Walter explains why he avoids any kind of personal branding.
- Madeleine E. Robins talks about the art of reading to an audience.
- Elisa Bray interviews Val McDermid.
- Sarah Hilary interviews Ian Rankin.
- Clare De Lore interviews Joanne Drayton.
- Carmen Amato interviews Brian Stoddart.
- Anthony Franze interviews Barry Lancet.
- BookTrib interviews Christina Hoag.
- Crime HQ interviews J. Leon Pridgen II.
- Janet Emson interviews Pam Weaver.
- Chapter in My Life interviews Bob McDevitt, the director of the Bloody Scotland crime fiction festival.
- Oline H. Cogdill reviews The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess.
- Chapter in My Life reviews The Confession of Stella Moon by Shelley Day.
- Prashant C. Trikannad reviews Past Tense by Margot Kinberg.
- Lola's Reviews reviews Missing by Kelley Armstrong.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Indigo by Charlaine Harris and others.
- Darragh McManus reviews The Therapy House by Julie Parsons.
- Craig Sisterson reviews Talk to Me by Neil Coleman.
- For Winter Nights reviews After I've Gone by Linda Green.
- Simon Akan reviews Some Rise By Sin by Philip Caputo.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen.
- John Valeri reviews Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett and cooks a recipe from the book.
- Don Oldenburg reviews The Force by Don Winslow.
- Thomas Pluck reviews The Force by Don Winslow.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Zero Sum by Barry Eisler.
- How much science is in forensic science?
- How pacemakers can help to solve forensic cases.
- Improving a database to help identify vehicles via paint fragments.
- A mysterious body found in Exmoor fifteen years ago is about to be identified.
- Some very stupid thieves have stolen GPS devices which promptly led the police to their location.
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