Crime Fiction Links of the Week for July 4, 2020
Crime fiction in general:
- Crime Reads shares twelve crime novels, mysteries and thrillers to read this July.
- Crime Reads shares ten new crime novels, mysteries and thrillers coming out this week.
- Alison Flood asks several crime fiction writers how they came up with their most famous detective characters.
- Lisa Levy continues her overview of crime novels and thrillers with the word "girl" in the title.
- Leah Konen discusses the women writers of crime and suspense fiction whose novels Alfred Hitchcock adapted.
- Crossexamining Crime discusses the influence of P.G. Wodehouse on classic crime fiction.
- Neil Nyren offers a guide to the works of P.D. James.
- Chip Mosher shares his appreciation for the works of Charles Willeford.
- Katherine St. John shares eleven crime novels about vacations gone horribly wrong.
- Katie Tallo shares ten crime novels about returning home.
- S.W. Lauden traces the connection between popular music, crime fiction and crime fact.
- Lydia Kang shares novels about the messy history of medicine.
- Sulari Gentill declares that crime fiction trains us for crisis.
- Alison Flood reports that Lee Child has admitted that he doesn't particularly like his most famous character Jack Reacher.
Recommendations for true crime podcasts:
- Hannah J. Davis shares the ten most gripping crime podcasts.
- Lizzy Steiner shares ten true crime podcasts to listen to this summer.
- Kit Frick talks about the rise of the true crime podcast novel.
- The Guardian recommends true criem podcasts.
Film and TV:
- Dwyer Murphy offers an overview of all the crime and mystery programming streaming in July.
- Paul Levinson calls the French crime drama Bathazar a mix of Quincy and The Fugitive.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Hightown.
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya shares her thoughts on the latest episode of Snowpiercer.
- Danette Chavez shares her thoughts on the season 1 finale of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
- Alex McLevy shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Danette Chavez shares her thoughts on the latest episode of Search Party.
- Ashley Ray-Harris shares her thoughts on the latest episode of I May Destroy You.
- Rebecca Nicholson shares her thoughts about the true crime documentary A Killer Uncaged.
- Chris Godfrey interviews Pierce Brosnan, best known for playing Remington Steel and James Bond.
- Marah Eakin interviews Patton Oswalt, actor and husband of Michelle McNamara, author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark, upon which the eponymous true crime series is based.
- Zoe Williams interviews actors and musicians Martin and Gary Kemp, best known as members of Spandau Ballet and for their roles in The Krays.
- Mike D'Angelo revisits the 1936 disaster movie San Francisco.
- Otto Penzler revisits the 1960 suspense thriller Psycho.
- Gwen Ihnat revisits the 1972 disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure.
- Otto Penzler revisits the 1973 caper movie The Sting.
- Martin Edwards rewatched the 1973 horror thriller Nothing But the Night.
- Olivia Rutigliano revisits the 1975 disaster movie Jaws.
- Scott Tobias revisits the 1980 disaster film parody Airplane!
- Patrick Gomez revisits the 1996 disaster movie Daylight.
- Stuart Heritage makes fun of director Christopher Nolan's aversion to chairs on set.
- Actor and director Carl Reiner has died aged 98.
Comments on Inheritance:
- Ellen E. Jones calls Inheritance a preposterous and paperthin thriller.
- E.J. Moreno declares that Inheritance doesn't even manage to be so bad that it becomes good.
Comments on A White, White Day:
- The longlist for the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards has been announced.
- The winners of the 2020 British Book Awards have been announced.
- The winner of the 2020 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award has been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Shanna Swendson shares some tips for writing through difficult times.
- Charlie Jane Anders declares that the most powerful thing a story can do is show how people change.
- Leonard Goldberg talks about originality in writing and why it's overrated.
- Brenda Clough shares yet more ways to tank your writing career.
- F.J. Bergman explains how to piss off a poetry editor.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch explains what to do about late payments from publishers and agents.
- Laurie Hertzel shares memories of Uncle Edgar's and Uncle Hugo's bookstores, which burned down during the recent riots in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Emma Shacklock interviews Karin Slaughter.
- B.V. Lawson interviews Jane Stanton Hitchcock.
- The Picky Bookworm interviews Ian Patrick.
- Meet the Thriller Author interviews Marc Cameron.
- Sonja van der Westhuizen reviews Cold Malice by Quentin Bates.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews Deep As Death by Katja Ivar.
- Janet Webb reviews One Last Lie by Paul Doiron.
- Lesa Holstine reviews What You Don't See by Tracy Clark.
- Publishers Weekly reviews When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole.
- Runalong the Shelves reviews From the Shadow by G.R. Halliday.
- John Valeri reviews I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick.
- Lesa Holstine reviews Find Me by Anne Frasier.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews You Can Go Home Now by Michael Elias.
- BOLO Books reviews Once You Go This Far by Kristen Lepionka.
- Publishers Weekly reviews Funeral for a Friend by Brian Freeman.
- BOLO Books reviews Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman.
- Sandra Mangan reviews Somebody's Daughter by Carol Wyer.
- Publishers Weekly reviews The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo, translated by Robert Ferguson.
- Lesa Holstine reviews The Finders by Jeffrey B. Burton.
- Sonja van der Westhuizen reviews The Corpse with the Crystal Skull by Cathy Ace.
- Publishers Weekly reviews The Shapeshifter's Lair by Peter Tremayne.
- For Winter Nights reviews The House of Lamentations by S.G. MacLean.
- Janet Webb reviews Murder at Blackwater Bend by Clara McKenna.
- Publishers Weekly reviews Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron.
- Lesa Holstine reviews The Last Curtain Call by Juliet Blackwell.
- Kat Hooper reviews The Last Curtain Call by Juliet Blackwell.
- BOLO Books reviews Shattering Glass, edited by Valerie Plame and Heather Graham.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1939 Mike Shayne mystery Dividend on Death by Brett Halliday a.k.a. Davis Dresser.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1947 adventure novel The Lonely Skier a.k.a. Fire in the Snow by Hammond Innes.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1948 mystery Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1951 mystery The Woman in the Wardrobe by Peter Shaffer.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1953 Milo March spy novel No Grave For March by M.E. Chaber a.k.a. Kendell Foster Crossen.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1965 Maud Silver mystery The Ivory Dagger by Patricia Wentworth.
- Joe Kenney revisits the 1975 detective novel Get Nookie by Ross Webb a.k.a. J.C. Conaway.
- Paperback Warrior revisits The Captive City, a 1976 Ape Swain men's adventure novel by Daniel Da Cruz.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1979 mystery collection The Speciality of the House by Stanley Ellin.
- B.V. Lawson revisits the 1995 crime novel Windy City by Hugh Holton.
- Steven Nester revisits the 1997 crime novel King Suckerman by George Pelecanos.
Con and event reports:
- Catherine Turnbull looks ahead at the virtual Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
- MurderCon in Raleigh, North Carolina, has gone virtual due to the corona virus.
- The 2020 Creatures, Crimes and Creativity Con in Columbia, Maryland, has been cancelled due to the corona virus.
- The BBC reports that Joseph DeAngelo, the so-called Golden State Killer, has pleaded guilty to thirteen murders.
Free online fiction:
- "Leg Breakers" by David Harry Moss in Shotgun Honey.
- "Fists and Principles" by John Cooley in Shotgun Honey.
- "Ghillie Suit Man" by Esmeralda Gomez Fisher at Akashic Books.
- "A Steep Grade" by Reed Kuehn at Akashic Books.
- "Not Backing Down" by Robert Ragan in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "Vengeance in Cadmium Blue" by Margaret Mendel, read by Ariel Lim, in Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast.
- "I Died a Thousand Times: Death #999" by Richei Narvaez in The Five-Two.
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