Crime Fiction Links of the Week for September 16, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Ann Cleeves shares her favourite classic crime novels.
- John Keyse-Walker discusses the second novels of several great crime writers.
- Sarah Ward shares her thoughts on the 1951 mystery novel Alias Basil Willing by Helen McCloy.
- Eric Rickstad shares his top ten favourite Bruce Springsteen songs about crime.
- Canadian poet Pierre DesRuisseaux has been accused of heavily plagiarising his poems from a variety of sources.
- Actor Harry Dean Stanton, best remembered for Alien, Twin Peaks, Repo Man, Red Dawn and Paris, Texas, has died aged 91.
Film and TV:
- Sam Wollaston reviews Strike - The Silkworm, based upon the eponymous novel by Robert Galbraith a.k.a. J.K. Rowling.
- Rebecca Nicholson calls the finale of Top of the Lake: China Girl uneven and bizarre.
- Crime Fiction Lover shares their thoughts about the Chilean crime drama Profugos a.k.a. Fugitives.
- Alex Gabriel shares his appreciation for the TV crime series Elementary.
- Vance Kortla compares the new Twin Peaks to poetry.
- Peter Foy reviews the 2017 crime movie Good Time.
- Katie Rife reviews the thriller movie American Assassin.
- Graeme Virtue shares a recap of episode 1 of the new serial killer drama Rellik.
- Leslie Gilbert Elman reviews the latest episode of the crime series Endeavour.
- David Cranmer takes a look at the noir movies of Robert Michtum.
- Brian Greene discusses the movies of Japanese actress Meiko Kaji, best remembered for the Lady Snowblood and Female Convict Scorpion movies.
- Director Guillermo del Toro has won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival for his movie The Shape of Water.
- The winners of the 2017 Creative Emmy Awards have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- G.B. Williams discusses how she came to write her crime novel Locked Up.
- Martin Holmen explains how he researched Sweden's LGBT history to write his historical crime novel Down for the Count.
- Michael J. Martinez shares tips for writing while the world burns.
- Damien Walter declares that storytelling is a crucial skill, because stories are the operating system of the human consciousness.
- Steven McIntosh shares seven screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin.
- The Puppet Show shares six subplots to add to your story.
- Ana Grilo and Thea James share what they learned from starting a short fiction line from scratch.
- Kelly Robson talks about the dream of writing full time.
- Annalee Newitz explains how she made the leap from journalist to writer.
- Kristina Adams shares seven ways to stop yourself from editing as you write.
- Reedsy offers an overview of book promotion services.
- Crime Fiction Lover interviews Jussi Adler-Olsen.
- Karen McKenzie interviews Lucy Sussex.
- Catherine Turnbull interviews Nicola Upson.
- Crime by the Book interviews David Lagercrantz.
- Elise Cooper interviews Kyle Mills.
- On the Shelf Reviews reviews Locked Up by G.B. Williams.
- Rae Reads also reviews Locked Up by G.B. Williams.
- Janet Webb reviews Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose.
- Terry Halligan reviews Good Friday by Lynda La Plante.
- John Valeri reviews Enigma by Catherine Coulter.
- Robert McCrumb reviews A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré.
- Philip Rafferty reviews The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes.
- Angie Barry reviews The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman.
- Bookwormex reviews The Late Show by Michael Connelly.
- Purity Brown reviews A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward.
- Jenny Maloney reviews Lies She Told by Cate Holahan.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld.
- Sophie Glorita reviews In Dark Places by Michael Bennett.
- Sarah Ward reviews Glass Houses by Louise Penny.
- Sam Reader reviews The Man in the Tree by Sage Walker.
- John Valeri reviews The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker.
- Doreen Sheridan also reviews Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley and tries out a recipe from the book.
- Writer Lezli Robyn needs help to pay for surgery to keep her eyesight from deteriorating even further.
- Comedian Rebecca O'Neal needs help to be able to move to another state to escape a particularly persistent stalker.
- Crime by the Book reports about her experiences at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling, Scotland, and shares several photos.
- Henry Sutton reports about the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival in Norwich, UK.
- Emma Knights also reports about the Noirwich festival.
Free online fiction:
- "A Summer Underwater" by Evelyn Sharenov at Akashic Books.
- "Santa is Dead" by Jude Roy in Flash Bang Mysteries.
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