Crime Fiction Links of the Week for August 5, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Jake Kerridge shares a decade by decade guide to the best British crime fiction.
- Andy Martin wonders about the continuing popularity of Agatha Christie.
- Adam Christopher talks about working at the intersection of science fiction and crime fiction.
- Janet Webb explains in what order to read the Spymaster series by Joanna Bourne.
- Emily Temple shares a list of ten female killers in fiction.
- Michael Nirenberg shares his love for the Men's Adventure magazines of the 1950s and 1960s.
- Margot Kinberg discusses crime novels which involve vandalism.
- Amy Sachs shares fifteen new true crime books for thriller fans.
- Stephen Hillard shares five great JFK conspiracy books and explains why the subgenre is important.
- Sarah Schmidt talks about spending a night in Lizzie Borden's house.
Film and TV:
- Warren Adler shares his five favourite British crime dramas.
- Glenn Garvin claims that the new streaming video shows Mr. Mercedes and Comrade Detective breathe life into the stale cop show genre.
- John Grant revisits the 1942 comic mystery movie A Night to Remember.
- Actor Robert Hardy, best remembered for his roles in All Creatures Great and Small and the Harry Potter movies, died aged 91.
- Playwright and actor Sam Shepard died aged 73.
- Actress Jeanne Moreau died aged 89.
Comments on Wind River:
- Glenn Kenny is impressed with the crime thriller Wind River.
- Rex Reed calls Wind River a remarkable, heart-pounding debut.
- Bilge Ebiri calls Wind River a fine crime thriller.
- Kenneth Turan declares that Wind River shows how crime thrillers should be made.
- David Edelstein calls Wind River an overwritten mystery thriller with powerful editing.
- Elena Nicolaou shares the shocking truth behind Wind River.
Noble Maillard wonders why Hollywood still so rarely casts Native
American actors in the respective roles and praises the crime thriller Wind River for its handling of the issue.
Comments on Atomic Blonde:
- Clarisse Loughrey calls Atomic Blonde a spectacular platform for Charlize Theron's skills as an action star.
- Rahawa Haile calls Atomic Blonde stylish, brutal and totally empty.
- Jay Horton compares Atomic Blonde to a lengthy and brutal perfume ad.
- Peter Debruge explains how the production team pulled of the 10-minute one take action scene in Atomic Blonde.
- Cara Buckley profiles Charlize Theron, star of Atomic Blonde.
- Meanwhile, Joel Cunningham takes a look at the comics on which Atomic Blonde is based.
- The shortlist for the Silver Falchion Reader's Choice Awards has been announced and is now open for voting.
- The winners of the 2016 RT Reviewer's Choice Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 RITA and Golden Heart Awards have been announced.
- The winner of the 2017 Munsey Award has been announced.
- Todd Brison shares six websites with great writing prompts.
- Callum Alexander explains how to hack creativity.
- Ryan Holiday explains how to write and promote books that last.
- Sean Platt shares ten steps to make a living as a self-published author.
- Cora Buhlert talks about writing a short story every day in July 2017.
- Lisa Spangenberg explains how bullet journals can help writers.
- Tobias M. Buckell explains how he uses bullet journals.
- J. Westenberg shares four ways to make sure that your writing does not get stale.
- Jarod Dickson explains how to write for the story and not the page count.
- Roger Johns discusses how to handle setting.
- Tammy's Tumblr shares some useful links for people interested in writing about Africa.
- Renae de Liz shares a guide to de-objectifying women in comics and on book covers.
- Cat Rambo discusses the subtle art of promotion.
- Katherine Tomlinson reviews Notorious by Allison Brennan.
- Ardi Alspach reviews Love Me to Death by Allison Brennan.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen.
- John Valeri reviews The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter.
- Janet Webb reviews Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne.
- Janet Webb reviews The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond.
- Janet Webb reviews Murder Take Three by Eric Brown.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews The Ex by Alafair Burke.
- My Chestnut Reading Tree reviews The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan.
- Raven Crime Reads also reviews The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan.
- Dirk Robertson reviews Beyond Absolution by Cora Harrison.
- John Valeri reviews Cat About Town by Cate Conte.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Dead and Berried by Peg Cochran and tries a cookie recipe from the book.
- Sam Reader reviews A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon.
- Sam Reader reviews American Ghost by Paul Guernsey.
- The Cass County public library in Archie, Montana, needs help after suffering massive flooding damage.
- Catherine Turnbull shares her experiences as well as some photos of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, UK.
- Nada Marinovic reports about the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, UK, and shares some photos.
- The Puppet Show discusses the experience of a police ride-along.
- Due to improvements in forensic science, it may be impossible to get away with a crime one day.
- A revolutionary new technology allows the police to recreate lifelike faces from DNA samples.
- How data science can help to fight human trafficking.
- Scientists are still seeking for a reliable test to prove a driver is under the influence of marihuana.
- Chris Burn profiles forensic scientist Angela Gallup.
- Clare Toohey discusses the Harpe brothers, two serial killers in late 18th century America.
Free online fiction:
- "Any Day... Any Second... Any Minute" by William Blick in Crimson Streets.
- "Scorched Earth" by Laura Boss in Akashic Books.
Odds and ends:
- Watch a trailer for Stratton.
- Watch a trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard.
- Watch a trailer for Death Wish.
- Watch a trailer for Suburbicon.
- Watch a trailer for Comrade Detective.
- Watch a trailer for season 3 of Narcos.