Crime Fiction Links of the Week for July 1, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Laura Wilson offers a round-up of the best recent crime novels.
- Margaret Kinberg discusses her favourite dramatic confrontations and unmaskings.
- Sarah Hilary shares her top ten guilty secrets in fiction.
- Charles Harris talks about fake news, knife crime and his latest novel, The Breaking of Liam Glass.
- Jonathan F. Putnam explains how history influenced his mystery The Murder of Elijah Lovejoy.
- Phil Miller explains how Ian Rankin almost became a suspect in a crime, as he researched one of his novels.
- Carrie Sessarego shares her appreciation for the 1959 novel My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.
- Daniel Magennis shares his appreciation for the 1999 crime novel Irish Stew by Jean-Pierre Bastid.
- Caz Frear asks whether crime fiction tropes are friend or foe.
- Andrew Martin points out that crime fiction has very little to do with the reality of police work.
Film and TV:
- Leslie Gilbert Elham reviews the first episode of season 3 of Grantchester.
- Chris Jenkins reviews episode 2 of season 5 of Ripper Street.
- Adam Wagner reviews the episode "The Atlanta Bombing" of the true crime documentary series Beyond Reasonable Doubt.
- Joe Berkowitz shares what director Edgar Wright learned from real criminals to make his crime movie Baby Driver more authentic.
- Swedish actor Michael Nyquist ,who has appeared in the swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and John Wick among others, has died aged 56.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Susan M. Boyer talks about the benefits of writing your avatar.
- Bob Mayer talks about original ideas and why they are the heart of your story.
- Joe Berkowitz shares James Patterson's secrets for writing an unputdownable story.
- Kali Amanda Browne talks about writing what scares you.
- Martin Cavannagh explains what irony is and how to use it.
- Hank Garner explains why he abandoned the program Scrivener.
- Brian J.W. Lee shares ten tips for dealing with bad reviews.
- John Valeri interviews William Shaw.
- Victoria Goldman interviews Charles Harris.
- Victoria Goldman also interviews Amer Anwar.
- Jenny Lee interviews Anthony J. Quinn.
- Marian McLeod reviews The Long Drop by Denise Mina.
- Cleo Bannister reviews See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt.
- Vanessa Orr reviews A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber and cooks a recipe from the book.
- Amber Keller reviews The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka.
- Angie Barry reviews Shark Island by Chris Jameson.
- Northern Crime reviews The Other Twin by Lucy V. Hay.
- Victoria Goldman also reviews The Other Twin by Lucy V. Hay.
- Claire Knight reviews Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson.
- Jacob Collins reviews The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Boy Who Saw by Simon Toyne.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Child by Fiona Barton.
- Jason Sheehan reviews The Force by Don Winslow.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Legacy by Bill Mesce Jr.
- Scott Adlerberg reviews American Static by Tom Pitts.
- Alexa Grave reports about the 2017 In Your Write Mind workshop at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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