Crime Fiction Links of the Week for October 7, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Jonathan Gibbs shares eighty crime novels set all around the world.
- Criminal Element share their five favourite true crime books from 2017.
- Stephanie Broadribb shares her favourite action heroes and heroines.
- Adrian McKinty explains why genre fiction should be a part of the literary canon.
- Marilyn Stasio recommends the latest and greatest in crime fiction.
- Cora Buhlert discusses the latest round of romance bashing, this time courtesy of the New York Times.
- Cora Buhlert also has a follow-up post with reactions from around the web to the romance bashing New York Times article.
- Amanda Diehl shares five romances just begging for a film adaptation.
- Cheryl Allison profiles Kathy Reichs.
- Sarah Lyall profiles Dan Brown.
- Gary Lovisi shares his appreciation for the Dell Map Back Mysteries of the 1940s and 1950s.
- Jamie Bernthal revisits the 1941 spy novel A Toast to Tomorrow by Manning Coles.
- Jamie Bernthal also revisits the 1968 mystery Death of a Philanderer by Laurence Meynell.
- Stephen Basdeo traces the changing portrayal of Robin Hood from criminal to hero.
- BT.com shares seven places every Agatha Christie fan should visit.
- Writer Dian Crayne a.k.a. J.D. Crayne has died aged 75.
Film and TV:
- Peter Foy shares his top ten crime films of the 21st century to date.
- Glen Weldon remembers the classic television show The Prisoner for its 50th anniversary.
- Julia Raeside calls the season 2 finale of Doctor Foster unbelievably devastating.
- Luke Buckmaster declares that the remake of the 1971 thriller movie Wake in Fright lacks bite.
- Thomas Pluck reviews the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Paul MacInnes also shares his thoughts on the latest episode of The Deuce.
Comments on Blade Runner 2049:
- Scott Huver declares that Blade Runner 2049 almost equals the original.
- Chris Klimek calls Blade Runner 2049 even sharper than the original.
- Cassam Looch calls Blade Runner 2049 a worthy successor to the original that may even exceed it.
- Katharine Trendacosta calls Blade Runner 2049 gorgeous, brilliant, pretentious and very long.
- Liam Nolan explains what viewers should know before watching Blade Runner 2049.
- Damien Walter shares five questions the new Blade Runner must answer.
- John Bardinelli shares some background information about Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?, the Philip K. Dick novel on which Blade Runner was based.
- Ross Johnson ranks every philip K. Dick film adaptation.
- Meanwhile, Sarah Gailey shares her reactions to watching the original 1982 Blade Runner for the first time.
- Beth Elderkin and Charles Pulliam Moore also share their reactions to watching the original Blade Runner for the first time.
- Watch Black Out 2022, an animated tie-in short film to Blade Runner 2049.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Christopher Laney shares three concepts (aspiring) writers should know.
- Barbara G. Tarn shares five things she learned in the age of the typewriter.
- Thomas Oppong shares some tips for not screwing up your creativity.
- John Scalzi discusses why the current political situation is negatively affecting his writing and his wordcount.
- Frank McKinley explains how to get your writing done, when you're busy all the time.
- Damien G. Walter explains why all stories are fractal.
- Damien G. Walter also talks about emotion, the thermonuclear weapon in a writer's arsenal.
- Bookplan Pro talks about contrast in storytelling.
- Greg Ruth explains what writers of all genres can learn from horror fiction.
- Michael Coorlim talks about writing an interactive series.
- Dean Wesley Smith shares his criticisms of the practice of using beta readers.
- Michael Coorlim explains how self-publishing saved his life.
- Abby Norman explains that writing a book may not change your life, but that it will change you.
- Elise Cooper interviews Kerry Greenwood, author of the Miss Fisher Mysteries, as well as Deb Cox and Fiona Eager, who produce the TV series based on the books.
- Crimespree Magazine interviews Jussi Adler Olsen.
- Farid Ul-Haq interviews J.C. Long.
- Mike Barsen interviews Steve Havill.
- Sasha Razor interviews Dmitry Bykov.
- John Valeri reviews The Witches' Tree by M.C. Beaton.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Good Thief's Guide to Murder by Chris Ewan.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Old Scores by Will Thomas.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews If You Knew My Sister by Michelle Adams.
- Alyson Baker reviews The Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell.
- Corrina Lawson reviews Hello Again by Brenda Novak.
- Sharon Magee reviews Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison.
- Jenny Maloney reviews Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan.
- Jay Roberts reviews The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh.
- Farid Ul-Haq reviews A Matter of Courage by J.C. Long.
- Janet Webb reviews Friends and Traitors by John Lawton.
- Eileen Brady reviews Exposed by Lisa Scottoline.
- Betty Webb reviews The Devil's Triangle by Howard Owen.
- Katarina Niidas Holm reviews Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill.
- Janet Webb reviews Winter Warning by Jerome Charyn.
- Martin Doyle reviews Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanna Fluke and tries out a recipe from the book.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith are looking for funding to bring back Pulphouse Fiction Magazine after 21 years.
- The UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences is looking for funding to build a new research lab and stop miscarriages of justice.
- How flawed DNA analysis sends innocent people to prison.
- How X-rays can help with firearms analysis.
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