Crime Fiction Links of the Week for October 21, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Greg Fleming offers a round-up of recent crime fiction.
- Criminal Element shares a list of new cozy mysteries for November.
- Janet Rudolph shares a list of Halloween related mysteries and crime novels.
- Quill & Quire shares six female mystery writers to add to your reading list.
- Hilary Davidson discusses the rise of domestic suspense thrillers written by female authors.
- Rhys Tyers discusses Haruki Murakami's affinity for the hardboiled detective novel.
- Oline H. Cogdill profiles Ausma Zehenat Khan.
- Liam McIlvanney shares his appreciation for the Sean Duffy thrillers of Adrian McKinty.
- Grady Hendrix attempts to answer the question how many of Stephen King's novels are actually set in Maine.
- Steven W. Beattie takes a look at Canadian pulp fiction of the postwar years.
- Jamie Bernthal shares his thoughts on Poison for Teacher, a 1949 mystery by Nancy Spain.
- Jamie Bernthal shares his thoughts on Greedy Night, a 1936 mystery parody by E.C. Bentley.
Film and TV:
- Angel Wilson shares her thoughts on the season 3 premiere of Mr. Robot.
- Sam Wollaston reviews the true crime documentary An Hour to Catch a Killer.
- Alexandra Heminsley calls Doctor Foster a glorious revenge drama.
- David Annandale shares his appreciation for the television show Hannibal.
- Rick Williamson reviews Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
- Geoffrey Macnab reviews the movie Brawl in Cell Block 99.
- Tim Breihan shares his appreciation for the 2012 action movie The Raid: Redemption.
- Donna Kauffman recaps the latest episode of NCIS.
- Paul MacInnes reviews the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Thomas Pluck reviews the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Helen O'Hara calls The Deuce smart, compassionate and very good.
- Maureen Coleman interviews Adrian Dunbar, star of the crime drama Line of Duty.
- David Canfield reports that actress Amy Carlson, who played Linda Reagan in Blue Bloods, has abruptly left the show after seven seasons.
Comments on Mindhunter:
- Stuart Heritage calls Mindhunter "like Mad Men, but with serial killers".
- Sean T. Collins declares that Mindhunter takes the audience back to the dawn of the serial killer era.
- Sean T. Collins also praises the performance of Cameron Britton as a serial killer in the second episode of Mindhunter.
- Shani Silver wonders why there are sex scenes in Mindhunter.
- Benjamin Lee profiles Jonathan Groff, the star of Mindhunter.
Comments about Blade Runner 2049:
- Devon Maloney points out that the politics of Blade Runner 2049 aren't that futuristic.
- Ryan J. Downey discusses the woman problem of Blade Runner 2049.
- Sara Lynn Michener points out that Blade Runner 2049 may not pass the Bechdel test, but that this may be the point for a movie set in a dystopian future.
- Trish Marston calls Blade Runner 2049 disturbing and enthralling.
- Bill Capossere calls Blade Runner 2049 visually stunning.
- Rick Williamson calls Blade Runner 2049 one of the best films of the year and one of the best noir films ever.
- James Wallace Harris calls Blade Runner 2049 a heartless sequel.
- David Fear wonders whether Blade Runner 2049 has become the victim of peak dystopia fatigue.
- Adam Wagner shares his thoughts on Blade Runner 2049.
- M.G. Siegler shares his thoughts on Blade Runner 2049.
- Adam Frank attempts to answer the question whether Rick Deckard is a replicant or not.
- Justin T. Westbrook wonders whatever happened to Rick Deckard's dog in Blade Runner 2049.
- Evan Narcisse explains the secret behind Blade Runner 2049's most surprising special effect.
Comments on The Snowman:
- Geoffrey Macnab calls The Snowman a slick piece of Scandinavian noir.
- Devan Coggan calls The Snowman a grim, slushy slog.
- Katie Walsh declares that The Snowman melts into a mess.
- Christopher Orr calls The Snowman an ill-plotted adaptation of Jo Nesbo's bestselling thriller.
- Alissa Wilkinson calls The Snowman magnificently transcendently awful.
- David Fear declares that The Snowman is even worse than you've heard.
- The winners of the 2017 Anthony Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Barry Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2017 Macavity Awards have been announced.
- Margaret Atwood has been awarded the 2017 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
- Margaret Atwood has also been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize.
- The winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Camille LaGuire shares a TV Whodunnit plotting game.
- Writing Routines shares eight lessons from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro about the writing process.
- Mason Cross talks about writing a novel in 500 word chunks.
- Archer Mayor talks about writing a long-running series.
- Abdulghaniy Otukogbe explains how he writes.
- Andrea Carter talks about going from part-time to full-time writer.
- Mareth Griffith talks about time management for writers.
- Steven Smith explains how visual art inspires his writing.
- Chris Grabenstein talks about researching men's rooms for his crime novel Hell Hole.
- Jacey Bedford talks about the importance of peer to peer critique groups.
- Barry Davret shares ten unusual but critical edit checks to do before publishing.
- John Valeri reviews Killing Season by Faye Kellerman.
- Hank Wagner reviews Gangster Nation by Tod Goldberg.
- John Valeri also reviews The Killer Who Hated Soup by Bill A. Brier.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Deep Freeze by John Sandford.
- Doreen Sheridan also reviews Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanna Fluke and tries a recipe from the novel.
- Eileen Brady reviews A Knit Before Dying by Sadie Hartwell.
- Jo Worgan reviews Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.
- Jo Worgan reviews Sleeping Beauties by Jo Spain.
- Jacob Collins reviews The Binding Song by Elodie Harper.
- Ardi Alspach reviews Madness Treads Lightly by Polina Dashkova, translated by Marian Schwartz.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine.
- The Puppet Show reviews Key Concepts in Crime Fiction by Heather Worthington.
Quesada, comic artist and creative head of Marvel Comics, is looking
for help to recover artworks that were stolen from his house.
- Ryan Porter reports about Bouchercon in Toronto, Canada.
- Sue Carter also reports about Bouchercon.
- Becky Robertson reports about the Women Killing It Crime Writers Festival in Prince Edward County, Canada.
- On BBC Radio Ulster, Gerard Brennan and Claire McGowan talk about the Noireland Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Marion Jackson and Marli Frances-Andersen report about the Nelson Arts Festival in Nelson, New Zealand.
- Making blood stain pattern analysis more scientific.
- A man in Florida googled "How to rob a bank" before proceeding to rob a bank.
- The story of Mata Hari who was executed 100 years ago for espionage.
- The fateful life of Mata Hari.
Free online fiction:
- "Until the Last Dog Is Hung" by Ed Winstead in Guernica Magazine.
- "Captain Q Is Dead" by Mai Nardone in Guernica Magazine.
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