Crime Fiction Links of the Week for November 4, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Publishers Weekly shares its list of the best mysteries and thrillers of 2017.
- Carrie Smith shares five new police procedurals for this winter.
- Paul D. Brazill shares the best underground crime fiction.
- Kevin Core profiles Lee Child.
- Margot Kinberg discusses the first look at a crime scene and how it is handled in fiction.
- Jamie Bernthal revisits the 1935 novel The Devil at Saxon Wall by Gladys Mitchell.
- Mystery author Donald Bain, best known for the Murder She Wrote tie-in novels, has died aged 82.
- John Valeri shares a tribute to Donald Bain.
Film and TV:
- Piu Eatwell talks about the Black Dahlia, film noir and the femme fatale.
- Susan Amper reviews the documentary Buried Alive about Edgar Allan Poe.
- Actor Brad Bufanda, best remembered for his role in Veronica Mars, died of suicide aged 34.
Comments on Alias Grace:
- Katrina Onstad reports about the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's historical crime novel Alias Grace.
- Zoe Williams calls Alias Grace a timely portrait of the brutality of powerlessness.
- David Bianculi calls Alias Grace uncannily relevant.
- Julia Raeside calls Alias Grace a poignant adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya calls Alias Grace more than a murder mystery.
- Kelly Connolly calls Alias Grace a historical crime drama infused with the spirit of The Handmaid's Tale.
- Melanie McFarland calls Alias Grace a fitting companion piece to The Handmaid's Tale.
- Dave Nemetz calls Alias Grace an elegant murder tale.
- Della Harrington praises the performance of actress Sarah Gadon in Alias Grace.
- Danielle Turchiano interviews Sarah Gadon, the star of Alias Grace.
- Elena Nicolaou takes a look at the real 19th century murder case that Alias Grace is based upon.
Comments on the TV remake of Snatch:
- Stuart Heritage calls the TV version of Guy Ritchie's 2000 crime comedy Snatch an obnoxious remake.
- Fiona Sturges calls the remake of Snatch not a diamond in the rough, but a turd in the punchbowl.
Comments on Blade Runner 2049:
- Lauren Jernigan declares with respect to Blade Runner 2049 that bad representation is not representation at all.
- Art L. Powell explains why Christians need to see Blade Runner 2049.
- Germain Lussier reports that there were plans to cut Blade Runner 2049 into two films.
Comments on the season finale of The Deuce:
- Paul MacInnes shares a recap of the latest episode of The Deuce.
- Thomas Pluck shares his thoughts on the season finale of The Deuce.
- Erik Adams also shares his thoughts on the season finale of The Deuce.
- The winners of the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards have been announced.
- Craig Sisterson discusses the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award winners.
- Janet Rudolph discusses the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Award winners.
- Samuel White profiles Finn Bell, one of the winners of the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards.
- Ali Karim shares some videos of the CWA Dagger Awards ceremony.
- Voting has opened for the first round of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for mystery and thriller novels as well as many other genres.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Donna Huston Murray explains how she decided to tackle the subject of domestic violence in her latest cozy mystery.
- Clea Simon describes her journey to writing cozy mysteries and why she decided to write a grittier mystery.
- Lawrence Goldstone talks about writing and researching historical thrillers.
- Chris Winkle shares some lessons to be learned from flat writing.
- The Puppet Show shares some tips for researching a story setting.
- Chad Gills shares seven secrets of writing from the some of the best writers in the world.
- Lance S.A. Nielsen shares his top ten writing tips.
- Chris Mandeville shares a list of useful tips and tools for NaNoWriMo.
- Dan Belmont wonders whether to cheat at NaNoWriMo.
- Chuck Wendig shares a recipe for NaNoWriMo success.
- James Prescott explains how to unlock a tsunami of words.
- Ryan J. Pelton advises writers to forget all advice and just write.
- Julianne Q. Johnson explains how to write an effective blurb.
- Heather Rose Jones talks about her new promotional activities.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the worrying practice of copyright squatting.
- Maggie Stiefvater talks about the hazards of book piracy.
- Crime Fiction Lover interviews Ann Cleeves.
- Craig Sisterson interviews Fiona Sussman.
- John Valeri interviews Linwood Barclay.
- John Valeri interviews David Freed.
- John Valeri interviews Todd Merer.
- Steven Rainey interviews Adrian McKinty.
- Daniel Magennis interviews Adrian McKinty.
- Bronagh McAteer interviews Sam Carrington.
- Tracy Fenton interviews Steve Cavanagh.
- Catherine Turnbull interviews Chris Brookmyre.
- Crime Con Informant interviews Payne Lindsey.
- Marina Sofia reviews First Person by Richard Flanagan.
- Jen Lucas reviews Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride.
- Don Massenzio also reviews Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride.
- Thomas Pluck reviews World Enough by Clea Simon.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews Heaven's Crooked Finger by Hank Early.
- Purity Brown reviews The Midnight Line by Lee Child.
- Vanessa Orr reviews The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey.
- Robin Agnew reviews Weycombe by G.M. Malliet.
- Catherine Turnbull reviews Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson.
- Joseph Scarpato Jr. reviews Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird.
- Damp Pebbles reviews The Binding Song by Elodie Harper.
- Ariell Cacciola reviews Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Extraditionist by Todd Merer.
- John Valeri reviews Buzz Killer by Tom Straw.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke and tries a recipe from the book.
- Colleen Mondor reviews The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault.
- Farid Ul-Haq reviews Addict by Matt Doyle.
- Tracy Mearns reports about the Noireland Crime Fiction Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and shares some photos.
- Bronagh McAteer also reports about the Noireland Crime Fiction Festival and shares some photos.
- The Puppet Show shares some tips for surviving a crime writing festival.
- Howard Jacobson wonders whether we need literary festivals.
- The manuscript of Edward Fairfax's account of a 17th century witchcraft trial in North Yorkshire is up for sale.
- The unusual career of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Free online fiction:
- "White Cats" by Fortunato Salazar at Akashic Books.
- "Pax In Virtute" by David Bruns in Crimson Streets.
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