Crime Fiction Links of the Week for September 9, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Martin Edwards discusses the pleasures of golden age detective fiction.
- Anna James asks if thrillers can truly be feminist.
- Simon Toyne shares ten crime novels inspired by real life crimes.
- Sofie Kelly shares her favourite novels featuring cat detectives.
- Margot Kinberg discusses crime novels where detours through beautiful scenery turn sinister.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel shares their thoughts on the 1948 mystery novel She Shall Have Murder by Delano Ames.
- Alex Clark profiles David Sedaris.
Film and TV:
- Matt Bendoris reports that TV writer Lynda La Plante would like to make a prequel to the 1980s Scottish TV crime drama Taggart.
- Ruth Kenley-Letts, producer of the crime drama Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling, declares that the voyeuristic portrayal of violence against women in many crime dramas is a turn-off for viewers.
- David Cranmer discusses the season finale of the new Twin Peaks.
- Leslie Gilbert Elman reviews the latest episode of Endeavour.
- Thomas Pluck reviews the new crime series The Deuce.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Cecilia Tan illuminates the hidden assumptions behind the old "Show, don't tell" advice and explains why it can be problematic.
- Namrata Poddar asks if "Show, don't tell" is an universal truth or a colonial relic.
- Steven Barnes points out that people who write regularly will eventually succeed.
- Chris Mandeville shares some tips for writing short stories.
- Joshua Palmatier discusses selecting stories for an anthology.
- Becca Mills reports that the subscription service Playster is rejecting LGBT books.
- Ivy Quinn also reports about the Playster issue.
- Graham Spiers interviews Val McDermid.
- Sarah Walker Cannon interviews Tess Gerritsen.
- Abbe Wright interviews Haylen Beck.
- Allison Brennan reviews Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb.
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books also reviews Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton.
- Janet Webb reviews Good Friday by Lynda La Plante.
- Ardi Alspach reviews The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews The Seagull by Ann Cleeves.
- Chris Wolak reviews Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward.
- J.C. Bernthal reviews A Spot of Folly by Ruth Rendell.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews House. Tree. Person. by Catriona McPherson.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Dressed to Confess by Diana Vallere and tries out a recipe from the novel.
- J.C. Bernthal reviews Body Language by Michael Craft.
- Louise Fairbairn reviews the anthology Bloody Scotland, edited by James Crawford.
- Carribbean born writer Tobias Buckell shares link to charities helping the victims of Hurricane Irma in the Carribbean.
- The Book Smugglers are looking for funding for a new season of short fiction, new paid contributors to the blog, a new look and much more.
- Elle Croft shares ten things she learned at CrimeFest 2017 in Bristol, UK.
- Dorothea Beale reports about the St. Hilda's Mystery and Crime Conference 2017 in Oxford, UK.
- The Sunday Post reports about the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling, Scotland.
- Jane Hamilton talk to three writers featured at the Bloody Scotland festival.
- Gillian Furmage reports about a football match featuring a team of crime writers at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling, Scotland.
- Forensic science in crime fiction and reality.
- Can violence by genetic and inherited?
- See photos of Spanish Harlem in the 1980s.
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