Crime Fiction Links of the Week for March 2, 2019
Crime fiction in general:
- Alison Flood shares a round-up of the best recent thrillers.
- Abby Endler shares Crime By the Book's favourite crime novels for February 2019.
- Crime Reads shares fourteen crime novels to read this March.
- Fran Dorricott shares her five favourite female sleuths.
- Tina Kashian shares a list of culinary cozy mysteries featuring international cuisines.
- Nasim Asl talks about Scottish crime fiction and why so much of it is set in and around Aberdeen.
- Kelley Armstrong shares six crime novels set in stark northern landscapes.
- Carmen Amato and Jeanine Kitchel talk about the rise of narco noir.
- D.B. John shares five crime novels set in North Korea.
- Peter Church talks about the surprisingly global nature of South African crime writing.
- Charles Todd discusses the history of historical fiction and historical mysteries.
- Paul D. Brazill shares ten crime novels to cure your hangover.
- Andrea Bartz explains that research shows that technology is making people worse at remembering, which is great news for writers of psychological thrillers.
- Kate A. Boorman shares five outstanding unreliable narrators in young adult fiction.
- Tori Telfer asks if the current true crime boom is a new phenomenon.
- Steve Powell talks about the Cornell Woolrich revival.
- Karen Ellis asks several crime fiction writers what they read in their time off.
Discussion of the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal:
- Nora Roberts, another of the authors plagiarised by Cristiane Serruya, responds to the scandal with the appropriate amount of fury.
- Nora Roberts also makes a follow-up post and calls out various shady techniques used by black hat indie writers.
- Nora Roberts makes a second follow-up post and calls out more problematic techniques.
- Ilona Andrews weighs in on the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal.
- Sharon Lee weighs in on the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal.
- Alison Flood weighs in on the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal.
- Michael Schaub weighs in on the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal.
- D.M. Guay weighs in on the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal and other underhanded tactics in the indie world.
- Sean McLachlan responds to the Cristiane Serruya plagiarism scandal and points out that there are many honest ghostwriters out there who don't resort to underhanded tactics.
- Caffeinated Fae lists all the books, articles and recipes plagiarised by Cristiane Serruya.
- Lucas Mota reports about the plagiarism scandal and interviews Cristiane Serruya who of course considers herself completely blameless.
Film and TV:
- A.A. Dowd calls Transit a brilliant and timeless thriller.
- Farid Ul-Haq calls Devil's Path an enjoyable LGBT thriller.
- Vikram Murthi declares that The Wedding Guest is more scenic travelogue than noir.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the science fiction thriller Rememory.
- Leslie Felperin calls Women of the Mafia 2 a weirdly entertaining Polish mobster sequel.
- Arielle Bernstein shares her thoughts on the true crime documentary The Case Against Adnan Syed.
- Lucy Mangan calls the documentary In the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp flashbangery without substance.
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya shares her thoughts on the season 5 finale of How to Get Away With Murder.
- LaToya Ferguson shares her thoughts on the latest episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
- Brian Greene talks about ill fated chance encounters in film noir.
- Martin Edwards revisits the 1959 suspense movie The Bat.
- Emma Thompson explains why she will not work with Pixar head John Lasseter.
- David Ng reports that Fox has to pay 179 million US-dollars in a dispute about profits from the TV series Bones.
- Graeme Virtue reports that the next James Bond film has the rather silly working title Shatterhand.
- Mike Glyer shares a list of film personalities omitted by the "In Memoriam" segment at the Oscars.
- Actress Lisa Sheridan, who appeared in Invasion, Halt and Catch Fire and CSI Miami among others, has died aged 44.
- Actor Morgan Woodward, who was in Star Trek, Logan's Run and Dallas and played the "man with no eyes" in Cool Hand Luke, has died aged 93.
Comments about the season 3 finale of True Detective:
- Lanre Bakare shares his thoughts on the season 3 finale of True Detective.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the season 3 finale of True Detective.
- Emily L. Stephens shares her thoughts on the season 3 finale of True Detective.
- Travis M. Andrews asks what made season 3 of True Detective so successful.
- Alan Sepinwall discusses how season 3 of True Detective redeemed the entire franchise.
Comments on I Am The Night:
- Noel Murray shares his thoughts on the latest episode of I Am The Night.
- Darren Franich shares his thoughts on the latest episode of I Am The Night.
- Kenny Herzog explains how I Am The Night compares to the real story of the Hodel family.
Comments on the cancellation of Jessica Jones and The Punisher:
- Alasdair Stuart shares his thoughts on the cancellation of the various Marvel Netflix shows.
- Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, slams Netflix for cancelling The Punisher, in whose comic he guest-starred in 2009.
- Sam Stone shares star Krysten Ritter's reaction to the cancellation of Jessica Jones.
- Stuart Heritage muses how the various Defenders shows could be improved, if they eventually wind up on Disney's new streaming service.
- Ian Cardona declares that season 1 of Iron Fist was better than anybody gave it credit for.
- Dave Richards shares four comics for people who miss the Marvel Netflix shows.
- Colin Hickson reports that fans have purchases a "Save Daredevil" billboard on Times Square in New York City.
- Beth Elderkin reports that actress Simone Missick, who plays Misty Knight in Luke Cage and various other Defenders shows, will appear in season 2 of Altered Carbon.
- The recipient of the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger has been announced.
- The finalists for the 2019 Hammett Prize have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been announced.
- The winners of the 2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2019 Academy Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2019 Razzie Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards have been announced with a little love for genre films.
- The winners of the 2018 International Film Music Critics Association Awards have been announced with some love for genre films.
- Cora Buhlert shares her thoughts on the 2019 Academy Award winners.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Ken Miyamato shares five ways to reinvent genres.
- Ruth Harris asks whether there is a link between decision fatigue, writer's block and procrastination.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about priorities and writing with chronic illness.
- Amal El-Mohtar, Michi Trota and Aliette de Bodard host an "Writing the Other" roundtable discussion on YouTube.
- N. Lombardi Jr. explains what inspired his novel Justice Gone.
- Kellie Doherty reports about her experiences attending the publishing program at Portland Satet University in Portland, Oregon.
- Eamonn Griffin talks about publishing books via crowdfunding.
- Mike Gardner asks several authors about their day job.
- Isabella Maldonado and Lissa Marie Redmond interview each other.
- Mark Rubinstein interviews Don Winslow.
- Robert Anglen interviews Don Winslow.
- Lisa O'Kelly interviews Sadie Jones.
- Max Booth III interviews Josh Malerman.
- Sandra Mangan interviews M.J. Arlidge.
- Leslie A. Lindsay interviews Cara Hunter.
- Victoria Goldman interviews Kate Rhodes.
- Sian Cain interviews Hallie Rubenhold.
- Brian Thornton interviews Frank Zafiro.
- Lisa Levy interviews Evan Ratliff.
- Kristin Centorcelli reviews The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.
- Kingdom Books reviews Hunting Game by Helene Tursten.
- John Valeri reviews The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah.
- Mystery Playground reviews The Next to Die by Sophie Hannah.
- Dick Lochte reviews The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem.
- The Real Book Spy reviews Cemetery Road by Greg Iles.
- Philip Rafferty reviews The Border by Don Winslow.
- John O'Connell reviews Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce.
- Anthony Cummins reviews Muscle by Alan Trotter.
- Sharon Magee reviews Freefall by Jessica Barry.
- Ewa Sherman reviews Overkill by Vanda Symon.
- Gabino Iglesias reviews Stalker by Lars Kepler.
- Civilian Reader reviews House Arrest by Mark Lawson.
- Betty Webb reviews Evil Things by Katja Ivar.
- Kirkus reviews The Reckoning by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb.
- Leora Arnowitz reviews Say You're Sorry by Karen Rose.
- Keeper of Pages reviews Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood.
- Robin Agnew reviews Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan.
- Janet Webb reviews The Familiars by Stacey Halls.
- Janet Webb reviews A Case of Bier by Mary Daheim.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke and tries a recipe from the book.
- Lesa's Book Critiques reviews The Old Scoundrel Death by Bill Crider.
- Tim Hennessy reviews Main Bad Guy by Nick Kolakowski.
- The Real Book Spy reviews Celtic Empire by Clive and Dirk Cussler.
- Ben Boulden reviews More Deadly Then the Male, edited by Graeme Davis.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1956 crime novel The Hot-Shot by Fletcher Flora.
- Kristin Centorcelli revisits Gideon's Fire by J.J. Marric a.k.a. John Creasey, winner of the 1962 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1963 adventure novel Color Him Dead by Charley Runyon.
- Martin Edwards revists the 1978 mystery Purloining Tiny by John Franklin Bardin.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1979 historical thriller McTaggart's War a.k.a. The War Heist by Ralph Dennis.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1989 men's adventure novel Geneva Force by Joseph R. Rosenberger.
- B.V. Lawson revisits the 1996 mystery A Private Inquiry by Jessica Mann.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1999 western crime novel Outrage at Blanco by Bill Crider.
Con and event reports:
- Joanne Warnock reports about the Granite Noir crime fiction festival in Aberdeen, Scotland.
- Stephen Walsh reports that Nicola Sturgeon, crime fiction fan and First Minister Scotland, interviewed crime writer Abir Mukherjee at the Granite Noir festival.
- Adele Merson reports that funding cuts endanger the future of the Granite Noir festival.
- Ali Karim reports about Transworld Publishing's 2019 Thriller Lunch in London, UK, and shares several photos.
- Brightest Young Things looks ahead at the Death Becomes Us true crime festival in New York City.
- James Murphy and Simon Maltman talk about Belfast Noir tours to locations from crime novels and crime drama in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Ayo Onatade shares a call for papers for the Euronoir conference in Aalborg, Denmark.
- Rachel Carney shares an overview of literature festivals in Wales in 2019.
- Mike Glyer reports that DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer has been arrested following parole violations.
- Amber Hunt and Emily G. Thompson report about the still unsolved case of a women's skeleton found inside a wych elm tree in Worcestershire, England, in 1943.
- Melissa Scrivener Love talks about her experiences as the daughter of a court stenographer.
- Avie Schneider and Laura Sydell report that Microsoft workers are protesting against a contract between Microsoft and the US Army to develop military applications for the HoloLens technology.
Free online fiction:
- "An Incursion of Mice" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
- "The Buttered Pig" by Brian Morse in Shotgun Honey.
- "Punching Bag" by Barb Goffman in Flash Bang Mysteries.
- "Dance Fever" by Greg Smith in Yellow Mama.
- "Legacy" by Andrée Gendron in The Five-Two.
- "Compost Traumatic Stress" by Brian Koukol in GigaNotoSaurus.
Odds and ends:
- Watch a trailer for Detective Pikachu.
- Watch a trailer for Dragged Across Concrete.
- Watch a joint trailer for various HBO programs.
- Watch a not quite serious video of Ryan Reynolds in which he explains how he immersed himself into the character of Detective Pikachu.