Crime Fiction Links of the Week for August 1, 2020
Crime fiction in general:
- Crime Reads shares ten crime novels to read this August.
- Crime Reads shares ten crime novels, mysteries and thrillers coing out this week.
- Alice Feeney talks about odd couples and unexpected partnerships in crime fiction.
- David Bell talks about male friendships in crime fiction.
- Leighann Dobbs explains why cats and cozy mysteries are the perfect combination.
- Seraphina Nova Glass shares seven obsessions thrillers.
- Jeff Abbott talks about adoption thrillers.
- Tina Jordan and Marilyn Stasio offer a guide to nordic noir.
- Greg Levin shares sixteen crime novels that could save humanity.
- Alaya Dawn Johnson talks about finding space for black characters in noir fiction.
- Jon Land shares the ten best modern western characters.
- Janet Maslin shares her appreciation for the works of Tana French.
- Sarah Weinman takes a look at the current popularity of true crime.
- Patrick Radden Keefe talks about the power and responsibility of true crime writing.
Film and TV:
- Beatrice Loayaza calls A Girl Missing an engrossing puzzle box thriller.
- Alex McLevy shares his thoughts on the action movie The Night Comes For Us.
- Katie Rife calls the true crime series Helter Skelter long on detail and short on insight.
- Lucy Mangan calls the true crime drama Anthony a beautiful and harrowing look at a life cut short by a racist attack.
- Ani Bundel shares her thoughts on the latest episode of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the film version of Motherless Brooklyn.
- Paul Levinson calls Code 8 a superhero story with an ethical conundrum.
- Marion Deeds shares her thoughts on the TV show Lucifer.
- Ashley Ray-Harris shares her thoughts on the latest episode of I May Destroy You.
- Scott Tobias revisits Brian de Palma's 1980 thriller Dressed to Kill for its fortieth anniversary.
- Harold Schechter remembers the real life crime that inspired the 1953 noir movie The Hitch-Hiker.
- Otto Penzler revisits the 1974 neo noir movie Chinatown.
- Loren D. Estleman explains how film noir changed his worldview.
- Olivia Rutigliano ranks the fifty most iconic heist movies.
- Radha Vatsal is pleased that period dramas are becoming less white.
- Catherine Shoard reports that many highly anticipated movies have been pushed back yet again due to the corona virus.
- Bob Mondello also reports about the many highly anticipated movies that have been postponed due to the corona virus.
- Andrew Pulver reports that the 2020 Venice Film Festival will actually take place, albeit in much smaller form than usual.
- Actor Maurice Roeves, who appeared in Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation among many others has died aged 83.
- Actor John Saxon, best known for his parts in Nightmare on Elm Street, Enter the Dragon, The A-Team and many others, has died aged 83.
- J. Kingston Pierce remembers John Saxon.
- Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland has died aged 104.
- Peter Bradshaw remembers Olivia de Havilland.
Comments on Perry Mason:
- Joel Golby declares that the new Perry Mason is bad to the exact same extent that it is good.
- Allison Shoemaker shares her thoughts on the latest episode of the new Perry Mason.
Comments on The Old Guard:
- The finalists for the 2020 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards have been announced.
- The nominees for the 2020 Emmy Awards have been announced with lots of love for genre TV.
- Stuart Heritage shares his thoughts on the 2020 Emmy Award nominees.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Stan Parrish talks about learning to write when inspiration strikes.
- Allison Montclair talks about how to start a long-running series from scratch.
- Charlie Jane Anders explains how you know that you have found a good ending for your story.
- Judith Tarr talks about writing horses, humans and coevolution.
Albanese reports about the latest state of the legal dispute between
the Internet Archive and several publishers over the Archive's
unauthorised lending of e-books.
- John Parker interviews John Connolly.
- Alison Flood interviews Gabriel Bergmoser.
- Garrick Webster interviews Gabriel Bergmoser.
- Priscilla Spencer interviews Jim Butcher.
- E.B. Davis interviews Cynthia Kuhn.
- Angie Barry reviews From the Grave by David Housewright.
- Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews How To Be Nowhere by Tim MacGabhann.
- Martin Edwards reviews The Finisher by Peter Lovesey.
- Sandie Herron reviews Avoidable Contact by Tammy Kaehler.
- Leslie Chatman reviews Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell.
- For Winter Nights reviews The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman.
- Angie Barry reviews The Two Mrs. Carlyles by Suzanne Rindell.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell.
- Lesa Holstine reviews Lineage Most Lethal by S.C. Perkins.
- Janet Webb reviews A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews He Started It by Samantha Downing.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Tea and Treachery by Vicki Delany and tries a recipe from the book.
- Stephen King reviews Afterland by Lauren Beukes.
- Bill Capossere, Tadiana Jones and Jana Nyman review The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison.
- Lesa Holstine reviews The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop by Timothy C. Cotton.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1930 mystery Q.E.D. by Lynn Brock.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1934 suspense novel The Death Wish by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.
- B.V. Lawson revisits the 1937 mystery The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla by Stuart Palmer.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1945 suspense novel Net of Cobwebs by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.
- Paperback Warrior revisits Lady Killer, a 1958 87th Precinct novel by Ed McBain a.k.a. Evan Hunter.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1959 crime novel Killer Takes All by Philip Race a.k.a. E.M. Parsons.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1970 war novel A Game for Heroes by Jack Graham a.k.a. Jack Higgins a.k.a. Henry Patterson.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1980 Amos Walker mystery Motor City Blue by Loren D. Estleman.
Con and event reports:
Free online fiction:
- "Molly" by Daniel Ginsberg in Shotgun Honey.
- "Conflict Resolution" by Duncan Ros in Shotgun Honey.
- "Love and Death at the Red Onion" by Panela Ebel in Shotgun Honey.
- "Meeting at the Rise and Shine" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
- "Murder Is a Promise That Must Be Kept" by Kristin Garth in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "Heat" by Ankit Anand in The Five Two.