Crime Fiction Links of the Week for November 18, 2017
Crime fiction in general:
- Simone Massoni shares her ten favourite mysteries and thrillers of 2017.
- Criminal Element shares a list of all the new cozy mysteries available in December 2017.
- Wendy Tyson explains why farming and gardening cozies should be the next tend after cooking and baking cozies.
- T.R. Ragan explains why she prefers writing private investigators over police detectives.
- Stephen Norman talks about financial thrillers.
- Ian Maitland talks about crime fiction and mental illness.
- Margot Kinberg shares her favourite adventure stories.
- Amy E. Schwartz discusses the depiction of Jewish characters in the mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers.
- Jamie Bernthal revisits Whose Body?, the first Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers, first published in 1923.
- Liz Ziemska shares her appreciation for the 1988 novel The Eight by Katherine Neville.
- Janet Webb takes a look at the futuristic technology in J.D. Robb's In Death series and wonder how close it is to reality.
Film and TV:
- David Canfield shares the ten best Agatha Christie adaptations to date.
- Zoe Chamberlain and Carl Chinn share the truth behind the BBC's historical crime drama Peaky Blinders.
- Cassam Looch talks about Atomic Blonde and the misogyny of action films.
- Paul MacInnes shares his thoughts on the tragey-filled finale of The Deuce.
- Peter Bradshaw shares his thoughts on the true crime documentary No Stone Unturned.
- Sean O'Hagan profiles Alex Gibney, director of the true crime documentary No Stone Unturned.
- Cath Clarke calls the terrorism thriller 6 Days a, atmospheric drama but short on suspense.
- Kate Hutchinson interviews Jamie Bell, star of the terrorism thriller 6 Days.
- Tony Maglio wonders whether NCIS can survive the exit of actress Pauley Perrette.
- Angus Young reports that the classic 1971 gangster film Get Carter was almost set in Hull rather than in Newcastle.
Comments on Murder on the Orient Express:
- 12-year-old film critic Rohan calls Murder on the Orient Express a classic suspenseful mystery movie.
- Derrick Clements calls Murder on the Orient Express a grandparent-worthy mystery.
- Dani De Placido calls Murder on the Orient Express a clunky old relic.
- Alissa Wilkinson calls Murder on the Orient Express strangely inert.
- Zach Phillips declares that Murder on the Orient Express gets derailed.
- Mike Ryan interviews Kenneth Branagh, director and star of Murder on the Orient Express.
- Peter Caranicas interviews Kenneth Branagh and cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos about Murder on the Orient Express.
- Cath Clarke revisits the 1974 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express and interviews surviving members of cast and crew.
- Danielle Prielipp reviews the new audio book edition of Agatha Christie's novel Murder on the Orient Express, as read by Kenneth Branagh.
- Cartoonist Tom Gauld tackles Poirot's moustache.
Comments on The Punisher:
- David Betancourt declares that The Punisher finally gets the character right.
- Kevin Melrose declares that The Punisher is not about violence, but about loss.
- Darren Franish calls The Punisher sensitive, thoughtful and boring.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw calls The Punisher dull and politically flawed.
- Liz Shannon Miller declares that The Punisher fails to find a spark.
- Nick Venable calls The Punisher Marvel's best TV show yet.
- Merrill Barr agrees that The Punisher is Marvel's best show yet.
- Alan Sepinwall calls The Punisher the wrong show at the wrong time.
- Sonia Saraiya declares that Jon Bernthal is perfectly cast as Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher.
- Chris Cabin praises the performance of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Srinivas Rao explains why you should always carry a notebook.
- Wendy Van Camp shares three steps of intuitive writing.
- David Safford shares three reasons why you shouldn't quite NaNoWriMo.
- Louise Foerster shares some tips for growing a story.
- Louise Foerster also advises writers to write the end before the beginning.
- Bre Miche talks about writing in deep POV.
- Django Wexler explains why killing your protagonists is overrated.
- Emily Littlejohn explains how to use the weather to enhance your setting.
- Chris Winkle shares some tips for streamlining your story.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch reminds writers that no one reads the book they think they have written.
Lough and Leah Schnelbach remind writers that there is life and
publication after 30 and that many extremely well known writers started
in their 30s, 40s or even 50s.
- Crime Review interviews Lynda La Plante.
- John Valeri interviews Jessica Keener.
- Anne Bonny interviews Judith O'Reilly.
- Farid Ul-Haq interviews Louise S. Thomas.
- Novel Heights reviews Pendulum by Adam Hamby.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews Turn on the Heart by A.A. Fair a.k.a. Erle Stanley Gardner.
- Robin Agnew reviews Mining For Justice by Kathleen Ernst.
- Amber Keller reviews A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn.
- Crime Fiction Lover reviews The Binding Song by Elodie Harper.
- Northern Crime reviews This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan.
- Sarah Hardy reviews Heroic Justice by M.A. Comley.
- Linda Wilson reviews Terror 404 by Rosie Claverton.
- The Belgian Reviewer reviews Rattle by Fiona Commins.
- Chris Roberts reviews The Legacy of the Bones by Dolores Redondo, translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia.
- Jean Gazis reviews Hidden Scars by Mark de Castrique.
- Chapter in My Life reviews Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff.
- Margot Kinberg reviews Blacklands by Belinda Bauer.
- David Cranmer reviews Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti.
- Oline H. Cogdill reviews The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens.
- Ben Boulden reviews Path into Darkness by Lisa Alber.
- Ariell Cacciola reviews Shadow of the Lions by Christopher Swann.
- David Cranmer reviews Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes.
- My Chestnut Reading Tree reviews The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne.
- Broadbean's Books reviews Know Me Now by C.J. Carver.
- John Valeri reviews Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Potions and Pastries by Bailey Cates and tries a recipe from the book.
- Sophie Corcoran reports about the Hull Noir Crime Festival in Kingston upon Hull, UK.
- Julian Cole reports about the Hull Noir Crime Festival.
- Rebecca Bradley explains how house to house enquiries work.
- Jennifer Kincheloe explains how she researched early 20th century slang for her Anna Blanc historical mysteries.
- Alan Hruska recounts how his day job as a lawyer led to some accidental research into the inner workings of the mafia.
- Angela Chen reports about a group of scientists building a library of designer drugs.
Free online fiction:
- "Knight Vision" by John M. Floyd in Flash Bang Mysteries.
- "School Spirit" by Larry W. Chavis in Flash Bang Mysteries.
- "Rabies First" by Dustin He in Crimson Streets.
Odds and ends:
- Watch a trailer for The Post.
- Watch a trailer for 6 Days.
- Watch a trailer for 12 Strong.
- Watch a trailer for Den of Thieves.
- Watch a trailer for Game Night.
- Watch a trailer for No Stone Unturned.
- Watch a trailer for season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Watch another trailer for season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.