Crime Fiction Links of the Week for June 3, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Alison Flood reports that Dan Brown will return to his most famous character, symbologist Robert Langdon, for his upcoming thriller Origins.
- Danuta Kean reports that a collection of previously unknown short crime stories by Ruth Rendell will be published soon.
- Dominique Jeannerod shares an overview of rural crime fiction from around the world.
- Daniel Magennis shares his appreciation for the 1981 thriller Silver City by Maurice Leitch.
- Writer Denis Johnson has died aged 67.
Film and TV:
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews series 3 of the Welsh crime drama Hinterland.
- Cheryl Eddy declares that the TV show Lucifer shouldn't be as good as it is.
- Peter Foy revisits Trey Edward Shults' 2000 debut movie Krisha.
Comments on the new Twin Peaks:
- Stuart Jeffries declares that the new Twin Peaks became even weirder in its third and fourth episodes.
- David Cranmer reviews episodes 3 and 4 of the new Twin Peaks.
- Emily Temple shares an incomplete guide to literary references in Twin Peaks.
- The winners of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2017 PWA Shamus Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Honorée Corder talks about developing a powerful writing habit.
- Chuck Wendig tells writers that a book needs time to cook.
- Steve Harrison discusses how to beat writer's block.
- David Kazzie shares five things he learned writing a sequel.
- Margaret Maron talks about ending a series.
- Joe Vasicek explains what it's like to write again after a major life interruption.
- Jessica Rydill explains how music influenced her writing.
- Lauren Sapala talks about writing from your wounds.
- Cora Buhlert explains the inspiration behind her mystery Kitchen Witch.
- Camestros Felapton and Timothy the Talking Cat share some not entirely serious writing advice.
- John Valeri interviews Sarah Lotz.
- John Valeri also interviews Jordan Harper.
- Mike Stotter interview Joseph Kanon.
- Mike Stotter also interviews H.B. Lyle.
- Victoria Goldmann interviews Susi Holliday.
- CrimeCon Informant interviews Alice de Sturler.
- CrimeCon Informant also interviews Payne Lindsey.
- The Big Thrill interviews Gavin Scott.
- Tucker Coombe interviews Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
- Laura Hudson interviews Laura E. Hall.
- Laura Miller reviews Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
- Alison Flood reviews Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary.
- Maureen Corrigan reviews Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb.
- Nigel Adams reviews The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney.
- John Valeri reviews You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron.
- Garrick Webster reviews The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason.
- Karen Cole reviews Nightblind by Ragnur Jónasson
- Clues and Reviews reviews Blackout by Marc Elsberg.
- From First Page to Last reviews The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne.
- Cleo Bannister reviews In Deep Water by Sam Blake.
- Keeper of Pages reviews The Dry by Jane Harper.
- The Quiet Knitter reviews Vile City by Jennifer Lee Thompson.
- Bibliophile Book Club reviews Be My Killer by Richard Parker.
- Jean Zimmerman reviews By Gaslight by Steven Price.
- The Qwillery reviews Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson.
- Glenn Harper reviews The Long Drop by Denise Mina.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Caramel Crush by Jenn McKinlay and bakes one of the cupcakes presented in the book.
- Dirk Robertson reviews Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Dark Zone by George Galdorisi and Jeff Rovin.
- Mike Ripley shares his experiences as well as several photos of CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol, UK.
- Ali Karim reports about CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol, UK, and shares some photos as well as a video of an interview with Peter Lovesey.
- Ali Karim also shares a report and a video of a panel on American Noir and the British Golden Age thriller at CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol.
- Ali Karim also reports about the launch party for Mike Ripley's non-fiction book Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang at Gerry's Club in London.
- Dan Glaister reports about the 2017 Hay Literary Festival in Hay on Wye, Wales.
- TripFiction also reports about the 2017 Hay Literary Festival and shares some photos.
- Did Jane Austen die from arsenic poisoning?
- Dan Barry profiles underworld figure Ralph DeMasi.
- Emma B Books reviews Val McDermid's non-fiction book Forensics - The Anatomy of Crime.
- Forensic ornithologists identify what's left over when birds and airplanes collide.
- A British forensics lab will help to investigate the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski.
- Strange and darkly humorous last words of executed criminals.
Free online fiction:
- "The Sun in the Dust" by Jen Conley in Beat to a Pulp.
- "Down the Rabbit Hole" by Adam O'Connell in Crimson Streets.
- "Wild Beating Hearts" by Megan Cummins in Electric Lit.
- "Seven Women On His Mind: The 'Take It Easy' Ladies Tell All" by Sarah Layden in McSweeney's.
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