Crime Fiction Links of the Week for October 6, 2018
Crime fiction in general:
- Crime Reads shares nine crime novels to read in October.
- Barry Forshaw shares a round-up of the best recent thrillers.
- Peter Stone shares twelve essential thrillers about political scandals.
- Leslie S. Klinger traces the birth of American detective fiction.
- Nic Joseph talks about familiarity and foreignness in crime fiction.
- Angel Luis Colón wonders why there isn't more crime fiction from the Bronx.
- S.L. Huang explains why we need more problematic women in crime fiction.
- Val McDermid shares her appreciation for the work of Josephine Tey and why she would love to discover a lost Josephine Tey novel.
- Christine Ro explains how Agatha Christie has shaped how the world sees Britain.
- Sean Carswell explains how a miners' strike turned violent in West Virginia inspired James M. Cain.
- Sherry Thomas shares her favourite Sherlock Holmes pastiches.
- Leo Benedictus remembers the time when reading novels was considered dangerous.
Film and TV:
- Molly Odintz lists the fifteen women crime writers whose works were most frequently adapted as films.
- Leslie Felperin calls Blue Iguana a middling crime comedy.
- Garrick Webster shares his thoughts about the Swedish crime drama Alex.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Mayans M.C.
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya shares her thoughts on the latest episode of How To Get Away With Murder.
- Victoria Lucas revisits the 1963 supernatural thriller The Burning Court.
- Sandy Ferber also revisits the 1968 science fiction film The Power.
- John Fecile revisits the 1978 cult shocker Faces of Death.
- Lesley Goldberg reports that actor Damon Wayans is also leaving the TV version of Lethal Weapon.
Comments on The Cry:
- Lucy Mangan calls the psychological thriller The Cry a worthy follow-up to Bodyguard.
- Sandra Mangan shares her thoughts about the British crime drama The Cry.
Comments on The Deuce:
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Noel Murray shares his thoughts on the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Paul Hirons shares his thoughts on the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Paul MacInnes shares his thoughts on the latest episode of The Deuce.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Ryan J. Pelton implores writers to write what they want to read.
- Lauren Sapala explains why writer's block hits writers with the INFJ Meyers-Briggs personality type harder than any other types.
- Kameron Hurley talks about building the story of ourselves.
- Betsy Dornbush discusses why writers return to certain themes and questions over and over again.
- Lulu shares the four key elements of great short stories.
- Oren Ashkenazi discusses eight absurdities forced on female characters.
- S.L. Huang explains how working in the US film industry inspired the criminal underworld in Zero Sum Game.
- Roz Morris talks about her quiet rebellion against conventional marketing wisdom.
- Michael R. McGowan talks about how his real life experience as an FBI agent differs from writing FBI thrillers.
- Gillian McAllister explains how a real life court case inspired her novel No Further Questions.
- P.J. Parrish asks if there is anything off limits in crime writing.
- Marc and Cleo Coyle explain why they revives their Haunted Bookshop mystery series after almost ten years.
- John Valeri interviews Leslie S. Klinger.
- The Real Book Spy interviews Kyle Mills.
- Mark Westmoreland interviews Chris Graham.
- The Real Book Spy reviews Shell Game by Sarah Paretsky.
- Janet Webb reviews Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose.
- The Real Book Spy reviews Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci.
- The Real Book Spy reviews Into the Night by Sarah Bailey.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Night in Question by Nic Joseph.
- Janet Webb reviews The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse.
- Angie Barry reviews A Murder By Any Other Name by Suzanne M. Wolfe.
- Mike Parker reviews A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan.
- Joseph Scarpato Jr. reviews The Thirty-One Kings by Robert J. Harris.
- The Real Book Spy reviews Kill For Me by Tom Wood.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews The Janus Run by Douglas Skelton.
- Louis Bravos reviews The Moving Blade by Michael Pronko.
- Anna Carey reviews Transcription by Kate Atkinson.
- Purity Brown reviews Sleepers by Mark Dawson.
- Ian Mond reviews The Outsider by Stephen King.
- The Real Book Spy reviews The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott.
- John Valeri reviews The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton.
- Eileen Brady reviews The Antiquities Hunter by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff.
- Deborah Lacy reviews Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran.
- Hope C. Tarr reviews The Pint of No Return by Ellie Alexander.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke and tries a recipe from the book.
- Liz Bourke reviews Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.
- Liz Bourke reviews Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang.
- Gabino Iglesias reviews Zero Sum Game by S.J. Huang.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1934 mystery The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1935 Hercule Poirot mystery Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1946 noir novel Dark Passage by David Goodis.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1957 crime novel Hostage for a Hood by Lionel White.
- Paperback Warrior revisits The Con Man, a 1957 87th Precinct novel by Ed McBain.
- Paperback Warrior revisits The End of the Night, a 1960 crime novel by John D. MacDonald.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1965 adventure novel High Citadel by Desmond Bagley.
- Joe Kenney revisits Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert by Paul Ross, a 1975 novel in the Chopper Cop men's adventure series.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1991 hardboiled novel Killing Suki Flood by Robert Lieninger.
- Heleen Kist shares her experiences at the Bloody Scotland crime fiction festival in Stirling, Scotland.
- Sandra Mangan reports about the 2018 Morecambe & Vice crime writing festival in Morecambe, UK, and shares several photos.
- The Visitor reports about the Morecambe and Vice festival.
- Ayo Onatade reports about a launch event for Gallows Court by Martin Edwards in London, UK.
- Dominique Jeannerod shares a call for papers for the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Crime Fiction Research Group at Maynooth University in Ireland.
- Rebecca Romney reports about her visit to a replica of 221B Baker Street in Reading, Pennsylvania, and shares some photos.
- Andrea Carter shares a beginner's guide to literary festival gigs.
- Laurie Loewenstein discusses the surprising intimacy of rural county jails in early to mid 20th century America and the role sheriff's wives played in dealing with prisoners.
- Ben Macintyre profiles Oleg Gordievsky, the greatest spy you've never heard of.
- Sarah Rainford wonders whether Russian spies have lost their touch, following several bungled operations.
- The Guardian reports that a prisoner on death row in San Quentin, California, was killed by another condemned prisoner.
Free online fiction:
- "Luck of the Irish" by Cindy Rosmus in Shotgun Honey.
- "The Blood Orange Tree" by Michelle Clump in Crimson Streets.
- "Known Associates" by Beau Johnson in Story and Grit.
- "At the Dungeon" by Danielle McLaughlin in The Irish Times.
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