Crime Fiction Links of the Week for July 8, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Ryan Thames shares his favourite thrillers of 2017.
- Margot Kinberg shares her appreciation for Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Matsumoto Seicho.
- Dead Good shares the ten best classic crime novels.
- Rachael Durkin shares her thoughts regarding Sherlock Holmes' Stradivari.
- James Davis Nicoll shares twenty core speculative fiction mysteries every fan should have read.
- Gabino Iglesias shares ten things only hardcore bookworms do.
- Kim Janssen explains why thriller author Brad Thor is the only person in the US who is not mad at New Jersey governor Chris Christie for enjoying a day at a beach closed to the public.
Film and TV:
- Laura Varnam declares that the latest film adaption of Daphne Du Maurier's novel My Cousin Rachel will leave viewers wondering long after the credits roll.
- Crime Fiction Lover shares their appreciation for the French crime drama Les Oubliées a.k.a. The Forgotten Girls.
- Ardi Alspach reviews the episode "Murder in Vegas" of the true crime documentary series Beyond Reasonable Doubt.
Comments on Baby Driver:
- David Sims calls Baby Driver the rare heist movie with a heart.
- Max Cea declares that Baby Driver is wonderful, but that it won't change Hollywood's reliance on summer blockbusters and proven franchises.
- Richard Brody calls Baby Driver and artificially sweetened Hollywood heist movie.
- Fran Hoepfner explains why you should see Baby Driver at least three times at the theatre.
- Peter Debruge calls Baby Driver a heist movie about music and obsession.
- Spencer Kornhaber calls Baby Driver a tribute to the magic of the earbud.
- Danny Eisenberg calls Baby Driver not technically a musical, though it might as well be one.
- Peter Bart wonders whether Baby Driver rewrites the rules of movie soundtracks.
- Mekado Murphy explains how the perfectly timed stunts in Baby Driver were pulled off.
- Mike Reyes reports that TV chef Anthony Bourdain really, really does not like Baby Driver.
- Gregory Wakeman shares seven movies to watch if you loved Baby Driver.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Cory Doctorow implores writers to be the first one to do something no one ever thought of before.
- Kameron Hurley reminds us that story is more than just "stuff happens".
- K. Tempest Bradford talks about cultural appropriation.
- J.J. Marsh interviews authors about creating a sense of place.
- Anthony Ryan shares his tips for naming characters.
- Nik Korpon explains how he learned to write science fiction as a crime writer.
- Shanna Swenson implores writers not to tweet about their rejections.
- Victoria Goldman interviews Barbara Copperthwaite.
- Jane Temson interviews Jacqueline Chadwick.
- Bibliophile Book Club interviews Claire MacLeary.
- Crime HQ interviews Claire Booth.
- Crime Fiction Lover interviews Carol Wyer.
- Dead Good interviews Candice Fox.
- Jenny Maloney reviews Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine.
- David Cranmer reviews SoHo Sins by Richard Vine.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews Soot by Andrew Martin.
- For Winter Nights also reviews Soot by Andrew Martin.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Walk in Silence by J.G. Sinclair.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Every Deadly Kiss by Steven James.
- Jen Lucas reviews Die Last by Tony Parsons.
- Sarah Ward reviews Spymaster by Martin Pearce.
- Matt Fowler reviews G-Man by Stephen Hunter.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews The State Counsellor by Boris Akunin.
- CrimeWorm reviews The Girlfriend by Michelle Francis.
- Northern Crime reviews Girl Zero by A.A. Dhand.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews The Late Show by Michael Connelly.
- Hank Wagner reviews Ragdoll by Daniel Cole.
Kaiser, widow of bookstore owner Dwain Kaiser who was shot
to death, needs help with funeral and other expenses.
- The top 50 police websites and blogs on the net.
- A new technique allows for identifying radioactive material even after it has been moved.
Free online fiction:
- Part 1 and Part 2 of The Raven by Ike Keen in Crimson Streets.
- "Rump Shield" by Paul Renault at Akashic Books.
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