Crime Fiction Links of the Week for July 29, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Chuck Caruso explores the gothic origins of the modern crime thriller.
- Mark Ellis talks about crime in WWII Britain.
- Mick Finlay shares five of the best villains and victims in the Sherlock Holmes stories.
- José Ignacio shares his appreciation for the 1931 Inspector Maigret novel The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin by George Simenon, translated by Sian Reynolds.
- Adam Christopher shares his favourite bit about his new science fiction crime novel Killing Is My Business.
Film and TV:
- Sarah Hughes discusses the finale of the British crime drama Fearless.
- Leslie Gilbert Elman shares her thoughts on the latest episode of Grantchester.
- P.J. Thorndyke shares ten great neo-noir movies.
- David Brooke shares his thoughts on episode one of The Defenders.
- Rebecca Nicholson discusses the true crime documentary The Keepers.
Comments on the Ripper Street series finale:
- Chris Jenkins shares his thoughts on the (depressing) series finale of Ripper Street.
- Elizabeth Adetula shares upset fan reactions to the Ripper Street series finale.
Comments on Top of the Lake: China Girl:
- Peter Crawley calls Top of the Lake: China Girl a superb detective drama.
- Rebecca Nicholson offers a recap of episode 1 of Top of the Lake: China Girl.
- Steve Dow offers a location report from the shooting of Top of the Lake: China Girl.
- The Killing Times interviews Elisabeth Moss, star of the crime drama Top of the Lake.
Comments on Atomic Blonde:
- Simon Abrams reviews Atomic Blonde.
- Anna Smith wonders whether Atomic Blonde may be the harbinger for a new wave of Hollywood movies featuring dangerous and deadly women.
Comments on Ozark:
- Tim Dowling reviews the crime thriller Ozark.
- Peter Crawley declares that Ozark has plenty of ideas, none of them original.
- The shortlist for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards has been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Scribe Awards have been announced.
- The longlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize has been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Damien Walter explains that teaching writing helps writers to become better.
- Lisa Spangenberg shares some tips about reading for writers.
- Kate Elliott talks about the decisions she has to make as a writer.
- Martin Cavanagh of Reedsy shares a guide for authors to determine the theme of their story.
- Coco Mingolelli talks about the importance of lesbian fiction written by lesbian authors.
- David Morgan interviews Linda Fairstein.
- Katherine Tomlinson interviews Kaye George.
- Jon Valeri interviews Richard Lange.
- Marina Sofia reviews Murder in Montego Bay by Paula Lennon.
- Deborah Lacey reviews Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel.
- Jenny D'Anger reviews Marlborough Man by Alan Carter.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford.
- Benjamin Boulden reviews The Substitute by Nicole Lundrigan.
- The Bibliophile Book Club reviews Deadly Friendship by Tara Lyons.
- Janet Webb reviews Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey.
- Corrina Lawson reviews The Blind by Adam Sternbergh.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski.
- Nicole Hill reviews Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher.
- David Cranmer also reviews Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher.
- Mark Yon reviews The Real Town Murders by Adam Roberts.
- Gareth D. Jones also reviews The Real Town Murders by Adam Roberts.
- Joseph Scarpato Jr. reviews A Perfect Manhattan Murder by Tracy Kiely.
- Debbie Meldrum reviews Murder in Disguise by Mary Miley.
- Stephanie Jane reviews A Straits Settlement by Brian Stoddart.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Masking For Trouble by Diane Vallere and cooks a recipe from the book.
- Catherine Turnbull reports about the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, UK.
- Sarah Sloan reports about the Captivating Criminality Conference in Corsham Court, UK.
- The CrimeCon Informant explains how a murder mystery was solved at CrimeCon 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- The BBC reports about the panel about Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle at San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, California.
Free online fiction:
- "The Girl With the Mangled Breast" by Cynthia St. Pierre in Crimson Streets.
- "Glitter" by Hannah Froggatt in Crimson Streets.
- "Off Brattle" by Roland Sharrillo in Akashic Books.
- "Mr. Salary" by Sally Rooney in The Irish Times.
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