Crime Fiction Links of the Week for July 22, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Paul French offers an overview of Icelandic crime fiction.
- Crime Fiction Lover shares the latest Japanese crime fiction.
- TripFiction profiles Vaseem Khan, author of the Baby Ganesh mystery series set in Mumbai.
- Adrian McKinty shares his ten favourite crime novels about dirty cops.
- Kristina Wright shares 16 psychological thrillers coming out this summer.
- Cathi Unsworth profiles crime writer Derek Raymond a.k.a. Robin Cook and discusses the background of his novel I Was Dora Suarez.
- Matt Bendoris profiles actress and crime writer Harley Jane Kozak.
- Danuta Kean reports that recently discovered letters by Agatha Christie reveal the author's temper.
Film and TV:
- Julia Thomas talks about suspense in film.
- Peter Foy explains why Baby Driver is the best crime movie of the summer.
- Crime Fiction Lover looks ahead at the crime drama Top of the Lake: China Girl.
- Leslie Gilbert Elham reviews Prime Suspect: Tennison, the 1973 set sequel to the classic crime drama Prime Suspect.
- John Grant shares his appreciation for the 2008 noir drama Telling Lies.
- Paul Jones asks Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss if he has any regrets regarding the show.
- Alison Graham declares that BBC crime drama Silent Witness should be cancelled after twenty years on the air.
- Robert McCoppin discusses the true crime documentary Amerian Ripper, which postulates that Jack the Ripper and Chicago serial killer H.H. Holmes, also known as "the Devil in the White City" were the same man.
- Jayme Deerwester reports that two new actors have been cast for Hawaii Five-O.
- Actor Martin Landau, best known for his parts in Mission Impossible, Space 1999 and Ed Wood, died aged 89.
- The winner of the Theakston Old Peculier crime novel of the year award has been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 ITW Thriller Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Jo Nesbo talks about writing.
- David Bishop talks about practicing as a writer what he preaches as a creative writing teacher.
- Michael F. Haspil talks about writing a buddy cop story with a supernatural twist.
- Rachel Crowther explains how to write a novel.
- Damien Walter discusses the principle of creative opposition.
- Max Winter shares ten writing rules you can (and should) break.
- Aaron Miles talks about character development.
- Beth Cato explains what The Great British Bake Off has taught her about writing.
- Cassandra Khaw explains why every story she writes is for her mother.
- Claudia Gray explains how fanfiction fueled her career.
- Stewart C. Baker shares some tips for writing with a co-author.
- Criminal Element interviews David Rosenfelt.
- Bloomin' Brilliant Books interviews Mike Thomas.
- Col Colman interviews Tony Black.
- Emma B. Books reviews A Body in Barcelona by Jason Webster.
- Emma B. Books also reviews Lies of the Dead by Shauna Bickley.
- Jon Valeri reviews Deadfall by Linda Faistein.
- The Belgian Reviewer reviews The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker.
- Jen Lucas reviews Nowhere Child by Rachel Abbott.
- Scott Adlerberg reviews The Student by Iain Ryan.
- Jenny Maloney reviews The Breakdown by B.A. Paris.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Incarnate by Josh Stolberg.
- Kristin Centorcelli also reviews LoveMurder by Saul Black.
- Have Books, Will Read reviews Don't Say a Word by A.L. Bird.
- Mrs. Peabody Investigates reviews Darktown by Thomas Mullen.
- Brian Skupin reviews Death in the Dark by Stacey Bishop.
- Joe Scarpato Jr. reviews Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry.
- Angie Barry reviews Soul Cage by Tetsuya Honda.
- Marion Dreadon reviews The Great New Zealand Robbery by Scott Bainbridge.
- Criminal Element reports about Thrillerfest 2017 in New York City and shares some photos.
- Graham Chalmers reports about the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, UK.
- Mark Foster also reports about the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.
- An unidentified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been identified via DND traces.
- Ten surprising facts about serial killers.
- British police has failed to disclose crucial evidence.
Free online fiction:
- "Wine Country" by Margot Kinberg.
- "No Place to Park" by Alexander McCall Smith in The Strand Magazine.
- "Cold For May" by Christine Poulson.
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