Crime Fiction Links of the Week for October 14, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Ian Wingrove wonders whether women have an easier time writing crime fiction due to being more attuned to threats of violence.
- Lucy Dawson talks about the lure of the femme fatale.
- Alex McKinty talks about writing his latest crime novel Rain Dogs.
- Jamie Bernthal revisits the 1936 mystery Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton.
Film and TV:
- Crime Fiction Lover interviews the cast of the latest adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.
- Erik Adams reviews the first two episodes of Mindhunter.
- Thomas Pluck reviews the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Paul MacInnes recaps the latest episode of The Deuce.
- David Cranmer remembers the war movies of Robert Michtum.
Comments on Blade Runner 2049:
- Caryn Jones is quite pleased with Blade Runner 2049 and particularly praises Harrison Ford's performance.
- Theresa DeLucci shares her thoughts on Blade Runner 2049.
- Damien G. Walter calls Blade Runner 2049 an artificial diamond of a movie in a spoilerish review.
- Ryan Lambie offers a spoiler-filled discussion of Blade Runner 2049.
- Ian Cardona attempts to explain the ending of Blade Runner 2049.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw calls Blade Runner 2049 visually stunning and subtly sexist.
- Helen O'Hara is bothered by the sexist future presented in Blade Runner 2049.
- Sarah Emerson points out that the future of Cyberpunk in general and the Blade Runner franchise in particular looks very Asian, even though there are hardly any Asians about, let alone Asians with speaking roles.
- Stephen Humphries talks about Blade Runner 2049 in the context of the current popularity of dystopian science fiction.
- Maria Bustillos finds some parallels between Blade Runner 2049 and the 1962 novel Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.
- Sunny Moraine talks about memories and emotions and how they are portrayed in Blade Runner 2049.
- Germain Lussier shares nine questions he has after watching Blade Runner 2049.
- Sara Vilkomerson interviews Martin Green, one of the screenwriters of Blade Runner 2049.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw explains why Blade Runner 2049 is considered a box office flop.
Comments on Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams:
- Rob Leane discusses the anthology TV series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.
- Rob Bricken declares that Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams looks amazing.
- Beth Elderkin reports that Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is not so much a TV show but a series of ten standalone movies.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Michael Sendrow talks about his relationship with creativity.
- James Dowd explains how to infuse passion and energy into your work.
- Rosalyn Kelly shares six writing tips.
- Damien G. Walter talks about the importance of change for stories.
- Glory Anna reminds writers not to put story above character.
- Alex Acks talks about research and getting it right.
- Dag Rambraut interviews Matthew S. Williams.
- Carl Slaughter interviews Dean Wesley Smith.
- The Christchurch City Library interviews Craig Sisterson.
- Amor Towles reviews Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.
- Janet Webb reviews Cold Harbor by Matthew FitzSimmons.
- Sue Featherstone reviews Locked Up by G.B. Williams.
- Anne Bonny also reviews Locked Up by G.B. Williams.
- Val McDermid reviews Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty.
- Catherine Turnbull reviews A Spot of Folly by Ruth Rendell.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke and tries out a recipe from the book.
- Catherine Turnbull also reviews Race to the Kill by Helen Cadbury.
- Ben Boulden reviews Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller.
- Alyson Baker reviews The Only Secret Left To Keep by Katherine Hayton.
- Vanessa Orr reviews The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen.
- Philip Rafferty reviews The Accordionist by Fred Vargas, translated by Sian Reynolds.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Templar Brotherhood by James Becker.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews The Zealot's Bones by D.M. Mark.
- Janet Webb reviews The Four Horseman by Gregory Dowling.
- Angie Barry reviews Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander.
- Kevin Burton Smith reviews The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille.
- The re-edition of Cain's Jawbone, a puzzle mystery by Edward Powys Mathers originally published in 1934, is looking for funding.
- G.B. Williams shares her experiences at Bloody Scotland in Stirling, Scotland.
- The Suffolk Scribbler reports about a talk given by Anthony Horowitz at the Noirwich Festival in Norwich, UK.
- Crime Fiction Lover shares the reading list for the 2017 Hull Noir Festival in Kingston-upon-Hull, UK.
- Fingerprint evidence is not conclusive beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Mass spectrometry could soon be used to detect traces of substances in fingerprints.
- Six eerie unsolved real-life mysteries.
Free online fiction:
- "Close Enough" by Shannon Baker in Criminal Element.
- "The Boat" by John Connell in The Irish Times.
- "Siphon" by Gail B. Williams.
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