Crime Fiction Links of the Week for March 24, 2018
Crime fiction in general:
- Jessica Mann offers a round-up of recent crime novels.
- Bodies in the Library shares five crime fiction releases for spring.
- Christina DesMarais shares the many reasons reading books is good for us.
- Laura Lippmen praises the transgressive noir novels of James McCain.
- Craig Sisterson shares twelve New Zealand authors of crime fiction to try.
- Alan Parks takes a look at crime fiction set in Glasgow.
- Steph Post shares eleven authors of crime fiction set in Florida.
- Christina Lynch shares nine classic Italian expat mysteries.
- David Haxton profiles David McGill.
Film and TV:
- Garrick Webster shares his appreciation for the Welsh crime drama Keeping Faith.
- Lance Charnes shares his thoughts on the British crime drama McMafia.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Homeland.
- James Donaghy shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Homeland.
- Farid Ul-Haq shares his thoughts on the latest episode of The Alienist.
- Thomas Pluck shares his appreciation for the TV series Hap and Leonard, based on Joe R. Lansdale's eponymous novels.
- Peter Bradshaw shares his thoughts on the Japanese courtroom drama The Third Murder.
- Ben Child wonders what we can expect from Danny Boyle's take on James Bond.
- Jake Nevins wonders why Hollywood is suddenly so interested in the Getty family and particularly in the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.
- Ardi Alspach reviews the latest episode of the true crime docudrama Unmasking a Killer.
- Actress DuShon Monique Brown, best known for her appearances in Prison Break and Chicago Fire, has died aged 49.
Comments on season 2 of Jessica Jones:
- Rebecca Nicholson calls season 2 of Jessica Jones a troubling follow-up to a stellar first season.
- Dave Richards shares his thoughts on episodes 5 to 7 of season 2 of Jessica Jones.
- Ilana Kaplan talks about Jessica Jones and the power of female rage.
Comments on The X-Files finale:
- Jill Pantozzi is very angry at what is apparently the last episode ever of The X-Files.
- Zack Handlen declares that the X-Files finale did offer closure, only that it was closure no one asked for.
- Yohana Desta wonders whether The X-Files finale is really how Dana Scully's journey ends.
- Amy Imhoff declares that Mulder and Scully deserved better than The X-Files finale.
- Darren Franish declares that The X-Files went bananas in the end.
- Tara Lynne shares her thoughts on the last ever episode of The X-Files.
- Brian Tallerico offers a recap of the finale of The X-Files.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- The Paris Review shares advice from twelve writers on tackling writers' block.
- Daniel Arenson talks about online bullying and how to avoid it.
- Caleb Kaiser shares fifty book marketing ideas every author needs to know.
- Trudy Nan Boyce talks about writing crime fiction after working as a police officer.
- Brad Parks shares the premise of his crime novel Closer Than You Know.
- Mark Rubinstein interviews Jonathan Kellerman.
- Alex Segura interviews Laura Lippman.
- David Mitchell and David Peace interview each other.
- Criminal Element interviews Christi Daugherty.
- Bob Deis interviews Gil Cohen, cover artist of the Mack Bolan Executioner paperbacks.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon.
- Angie Barry reviews The Broken Girls by Simone St. James.
- For Winter Nights reviews The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton.
- Chris Wolak reviews Tangerine by Christine Mangan.
- Marina Sofia reviews The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
- Sandra Mangan reviews Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary.
- Sandra Mangan reviews The Fear by C.L. Taylor.
- Sandra Mangan reviews Hangman by Daniel Cole.
- John Valeri reviews The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry.
- Thomas Pluck reviews Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg.
- The Bibliophile Book Club reviews No Comment by Graham Smith.
- Sophie Hannah reviews Money in the Morgue by Ngaio Marsh and Stella Duffy.
- Kitty Kat's Book Review Blog reviews Money in the Morgue by Ngaio Marsh and Stella Duffy.
- Nicholas Reid reviews Lifting by Damien Wilkins.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews Fever by Deon Meyer, translated by K.L. Seegers.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard.
- The Word's Shortlist also reviews We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken and tries a recipe from the book.
- Doreen Sheridan also reviews Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien.
- David Cranmer reviews Dodge City by Tom Clavin.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne.
- The Fearless Collective is looking for funding to create a feminist street art movement in South Asia.
- The program for the 2018 CrimeCon in Nashville, Tennessee, has been announced.
- The program for the Newcastle Noir crime fiction festival in Newcastle, UK, is been announced as well.
- The Rotorua Noir crime festival in Rotorua, New Zealand, has announced a short story competition.
- Mike Glyer shares the signing schedule of the Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Show in Glendale, California.
- Kate Heartfield explains what she learned about convention accessibility.
- Karen Zelas reports about the case of Minnie Dean, the only woman hanged in New Zealand.
- Charity Norman explains how cults suck ordinary people in.
- Hazel Baron remembers the moment she realised her mother was a serial killer.
- Yvonne Roberts discusses the history of Holloway women's prison in London, UK.
Free online fiction:
- "Last Stop, Greystone Park" by S.A. Solomon at Akashic Books.
- "Across State Lines" by William R. Solden in Shotgun Honey.
- "Sick Day" by Kurt Rieman in Shotgun Honey.
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