Crime Fiction Links of the Week for September 2, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- David Cranmer offers a primer to the George Smiley books by John Le Carrè.
- Tipping My Fedora revists Eight Million Ways to Die, a 1982 Matt Scudder mystery by Lawrence Block.
- 25 facts about crime writer Martina Cole, who celebrates her 25 year publishing anniversary.
- Louise Penny shares her inspirations for the Inspector Gamache series.
- Alex Clark explores the allure of the vengeful woman in thrillers and crime fiction.
- Margot Kinberg discusses crime novels featuring not quite reliable witnesses.
- Anders de la Motte discusses the popularity of Scandinavian crime fiction.
Film and TV:
- Marina Sofia overthinks Atomic Blonde.
- The Killing Times shares a preview of upcoming crime dramas.
- Leslie Gilbert Ellman reviews the latest episode of the crime drama Endeavour.
- Charles Bramesco reviews the crime drama The Deuce.
Comments on Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling:
- The Killing Times reviews the first episode of Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling, based on the eponymous crime novel by Robert Galbraith.
- Louisa Mellor reviews episode 2 of Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling.
- Anneka Honeyball also reviews episode 2 of Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling.
- Tim Dowling reviews Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling.
- Rachel Cooke finds Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling rather old-fashioned, but still prefers it to a period drama abotu Queen Victoria.
- Mark Lawson interviews Robert Galbraith a.k.a. J.K. Rowling about the Cormoran Strike books.
Comments on The Defenders:
- Dave Richards reviews the second half of The Defenders.
- Charles Pulliam Moore, Katharine Trendacosta and James Whitbrook shares six things they liked about The Defenders and four things they didn't.
- Charles Pulliam-Moore praises the use of colour in The Defenders.
- Renaldo Matadeen explains how the main villain in The Defenders fell flat in the end.
- Shirley Li interviews Elodie Yung who plays Elektra in The Defenders.
- Marykate Jasper reports that Netflix users are most likely to start with Jessica Jones of all the Marvel shows.
- The winners of the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Silver Falchion Awards have been announced.
- Mike Glyer has more on the 2017 Silver Falchion Award winners.
- Rachel Robles profiles Charley Pearson, one of the 2017 Silver Falchion Award winners.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Ayodeji Awosika explains how to stop feeling like a wannabe and turn pro in your writing career.
- Ayodeji Awosika also shares the undisputed secret to becoming a great writer.
- Nicole Bianchi shares some writing tips from William Faulkner.
- Robin Storey explains why readers and writers love novellas.
- Beth Cato shares some tips for creating an author brand.
- Meanwhile, Damien Walter explains why he avoids any kind of personal branding.
- Criminal Element interviews Roger Johns.
- Radio New Zealand interviews Nathan Blackwell.
- Victoria Goldman interviews Chris Whitaker.
- Jane Hamilton interviews Craig Robertson.
- Clay Stafford interviews William Kent Krueger.
- Ash K. Alexander reviews A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas.
- Janet Webb revies Thief's Mark by Carla Neggers.
- Tessa Bryant reviews Betty Boo by Claudia Pineiro.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Dark River Rising by Roger Johns.
- Craig Sisterson reviews Don't Look For Me by Mason Cross.
- Novel Heights reviews In the Month of the Midnight Son by Cecilia Ekbäck.
- Ardi Alspach reviews Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller.
- Northern Crime reviews Last Ragged Breath by Julia Keller.
- Northern Crime also reviews House of Spines by Michael J. Malone.
- John Valeri reviews Glass Houses by Louise Penny.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Muffin to Fear by Victoria Hamilton and tries out a recipe from the book.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Enemy of the State by Kyle Mills.
- Blue Book Balloon reviews The Real Town Murders by Adam Roberts.
- Angela Folds reports about the Killer Nashville conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Artist Ruth Singer talks about creating quilts based on Victorian mugshots for an exhibition at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford, UK.
- Vintage miniature crime scene reconstructions are being restored and will be exhibited at the Smithsonian.
- Dwyer Murphy looks back at the birth of crime photography in the 19th century.
- Cate Holahan talks about lies and the development of false memories.
- Rob Barker shares some photos of the crime-ridden New York City of the 1970s.
Free online fiction:
- "Marktown" by Noah Dobin-Bernstein at Akashic Books.
- "Three Two-Penny Pieces" by L.P. Melling in Crimson Streets.
- "Ace in the Hole" by John M. Floyd in Flash Bang Mysteries.
- "Kissing the Shuttle" by E.S. Thompson in Bloody Scotland.
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