Crime Fiction Links of the Week for September 29, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Kate Eschner revisits Edgar Allan poe's Auguste Dupin stories, the pre-cursor to Sherlock Holmes.
- Curtis Evans shares his appreciation for the mystery novels of Edith Caroline Rivett a.k.a. E.C.R. Lorac a.k.a. Carol Carnac.
- Curtis Evans also shares his appreciation for the Ludovic Travers Mysteries of Christopher Bush.
- Daniel Magennis talks about crime fiction in the Soviet Union.
- Dominique Jeannerod talks about Foreign Bodies, a planned series of French crime and noir novels translated into English that never materialised.
- Jeff Somers shares fifty adventure novels you should read in your life.
- Amanda Diehl recommends five dark romantic suspense novels.
- Jason Sanford wonders what steadily easier access to information will do to storytelling.
Film and TV:
- Liz Barr and Stephanie Lai share their issues with the TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
- Julia Raeside discusses the latest episode of the British crime drama Doctor Foster.
- Sam Wollaston reviews episode one of The Deuce.
- Paul MacInnes offers a recap of episode one of The Deuce.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Kameron Hurley talks about creativity and the fear of losing it.
- J. Lelse shares the true reason he writes every day.
- Drew Dennis explains why the back burner is the most important thing.
- Louis Chew shares some tips for how to start writing, when you don't know what to write.
- Jyssica Schwartz explains what the hardest part of writing a book is for her.
- Beth Bacon offers nine revision techniques.
- Aimee Pearcy reminds us that done is better than perfect.
- Donna Ferguson reports about two data scientists who have developed an algorithm which predicts which books will become bestsellers.
- Jason Sanford talks about authors who can't be bothered to either read the magazine in question or the submission guidelines.
- John Scalzi discusses Amazon author rank.
- John Valeri interviews Liz Mugavero.
- Crime Book Junkie interviews Jonothan Cullinane.
- Dominique Jeannerod interviews Sharon Dempsey.
- John Valeri interviews Joe R. Lansdale.
- Alex Hawley interviews Craig Sisterson.
- Crime Time interviews Piu Eatwell.
- Joel Cunningham interviews Kyle Starks.
- Susan Amper reviews Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben.
- Claire Knight reviews Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza.
- Matthew Fowler reviews A Dark and Broken Heart by R.J. Ellory.
- Cleo Bannister reviews My Last Confession by Helen Fitzgerald.
- Janet Webb reviews Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao.
- Ariell Cacciola reviews The Blood Card by Elly Griffith.
- Cleo Bannister also reviews The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie by David Hastings.
- Janet Webb reviews A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana Gray.
- Betty Webb reviews Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer.
- Chapter in My Life reviews Pancake Money by Finn Bell.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanna Fluke and tries out a cookie recipe from the book.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Trace by Archer Mayor.
- Betty Webb reviews The Last Girl by Danny Lopez.
- Kirkus reviews Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork.
- Danielle Antosz reviews The Death of an Heir by Philip Jett.
- Rose Marie
Lillian needs some help to cover the legal expenses incurred by suing
to be granted the collection of Frank Kelly Freas paintings her late
mother wanted her to inherit.
- Hooked From Page One reports about a Rooftop Book Club event in London, UK, featuring Alex Clarke, Jonny Geller, Lisa Jewell and Felicia Yap.
- Male jealousy and murder in late Victorian Britain.
- The business of kidnapping.
- False positives in DNA tests can lead to wrongful convictions.
- A large scale study of cocaine users has led to a breakthrough in drug testing.
- Why is marihuana getting more potent?
- Are you a psychopath?
Free online fiction:
- "Death in the Blue Room" by John Olsen in The Pulp Net.
- "A Touch of Treachery" by Faith Allington in Flash Bang Mysteries.
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