Crime Fiction Links of the Week for November 7, 2020
Crime fiction in general:
- Alison Flood offers an overview of the best recent thrillers.
- Crime Reads shares ten crime novels to read this November.
- Crime Reads shares ten new crime novels coming out this week.
- Christopher Brown talks about the importance of "the border" in American noir fiction.
- John Connolly shares his thoughts on the state of Irish crime fiction.
- Crime by the Book offers an overview of Norwegian crime fiction.
- Paul French takes a look at crime novels set in Cambridge, UK.
- Tara Lush recommends her favourite tropical cozy mysteries.
- Martin Edwards shares mysteries set on Guy Fawkes Night.
- Layne Fargo explains how to figure out whether your fictional character is a vigilante or just a plain killer.
- Bella Ellis shares the story behind her historical mystery series featuring the Bronte sisters solving crimes.
- W.L. Ripley talks about the inspiration behind his new crime novel Thunder Storme.
- H.B. Lyle profiles Erskine Childers, pioneering spy fiction writer and Irish revolutionary who was executed for his participation in the Irish Civil War.
- Bob Freeman shares his appreciation for the John Thunstone occult detective tales by Manly Wade Wellman.
- Leaf Arbuthnot wonders why novels, movies and podcasts are getting ever longer.
- Spy fiction author Alan Williams died aged 85.
- Fantasy, science fiction and thriller author Roxanne Conrad a.k.a. Rachel Caine died aged 58.
- Andrew Liptak remembers Rachel Caine.
- Locus remembers Rachel Caine.
Film and TV:
- Ellen E. Jones calls Looted an impressive thriller that combines social commentary, poignant drama and lyrical cinematography.
- Carlos Aguilar calls Jungleland a boxing drama with macho tenderness.
- Zack Handlen shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Fargo.
- Lisa Weidenfeld shares her thoughts on the latest episode of The Undoing.
- Martin Edwards shares his thoughts on the thriller The Sister.
- Martin Edwards shares his thoughts on the thriller Coyote Lake.
- Simon Hattenstone interviews Wesley Snipes, star of Blade, Passenger 57, The Expendables and many others.
- Mike D'Angelo revisits the 1973 caper movie The Sting.
- Bill Koenig takes a look at a 1997 attempt to revive Hawaii Five-O that never happened.
- Anna Swanson shares the fifty best shots from the James Bond movies.
- Paul Hirons reports that Young Wallander is getting a second series.
- British actor Geoffrey Palmer who appeared in Doctor Who, Whoops, Apocalypse and the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies among many others has died aged 93.
Tributes to Sean Connery:
- Brian Phillips shares a tribute to Sean Connery.
- Bill Koenig shares a tribute to Sean Connery.
- Aljean Harmetz remembers Sean Connery.
- Jake Coyle remembers Sean Connery.
- Vanessa Thorpe shares tributes by co-stars and colleagues to Sean Connery.
- Micheline Roquebrune, wife of the late Sean Connery, reveals that the actor suffered from dementia towards the end of his life.
- Martin Belam and Libby Brooks are outraged by Donald Trump's response to the death of Sean Connery.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Anna Catalano talks about NaNoWriMo.
- David Barnett explains how to make the best out of NaNoWriMo.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch explains how stories can help you through difficult times.
- Charlie Jane Anders explains how writers can control time and space in their writing.
- Dominic Martell discusses how writers handle the aging or lack thereof of longrunning series characters.
- Susan Cox talks about writers who lost their manuscripts through various mishaps.
- Victoria Strauss talks about a new scam aimed at writers.
- Martin Latham declares that bookshops are a sanctuary for everyone.
- Alison Flood reports about Bookshop.org, a platform created as an alternative to Amazon.
- Sandra Mangan reviews The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly.
- Ray Palen reviews A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson.
- BOLO Books reviews The Witch Hunter by Max Seeck.
- No More Grumpy Bookseller reviews The Witch Hunter by Max Seeck.
- Margaret Agnew reviews The Cabin on Souder Hill by Lonnie Bush.
- Crime by the Book reviews The Nesting by C.J. Cooke.
- Catherine Turnbull reviews All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny.
- Blue Book Balloon reviews Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates.
- Adam Colclough reviews Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick.
- Sara Townsend reviews When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole.
- Runalong the Shelves reviews Petra's Ghost by C.C. O'Cinneide.
- K.A. Laity reviews Transference by John Bowie.
- Cullen Gallgher reviews King of Midnight by Wallace Stroby.
- Ali Karim reviews Trojan Horse by S. Lee Manning.
- Joy Kluver reviews The Stasi Game by David Young.
- Katrian Niidas Holm reviews Death Overdue by David S. Pederson.
- Benjamin Boulden reviews The Readers' Room by Antoine Laurain.
- Noelle Holton reviews A Bowl of Cherries by Effie Merryl.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Candy Slain Murder by Maddie Day and tries a recipe from the book.
- Kat Hooper reviews The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold.
- Ali Karim reviews The Reacher Guy by Heather Martin.
- Ryan Harvey revisits the 1936 weird menace stories "Black Wind Blowing" and "Graveyard Rats" by Robert E. Howard.
- Martin Edwards revisits the 1936 crime novel So I Killed Her by Leonard O. Mosley.
- Philip Gooden revisits the 1939 mystery novel Catt Out Of the Bag by Clifford Whitting.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1948 mystery This Way Out by James Ronald.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1951 noir novel 13 French Street by Gil Brewer.
- James Davis Nicoll revisits the 1951 Detective Kosuke Kindaichi mystery The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo, translated by Yumiko Yamazaki.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1953 hardboiled crime novel Bourbon Street by G.H. Otis.
- Cullen Gallagher revisits the 1953 crime novel Mrs. Homicide by Day Keene.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1964 adventure novel Passage by Night by Hugh Marlowe a.k.a. Henry Patterson a.k.a. Jack Higgins.
- Joe Kenney revisits the 1974 men's adventure novel The Liquidator by R.L. Brent.
- The tabletop roleplaying game The Dee Sanction: Elizabethan Agents of the Supernatural is looking for funding.
- The family of the late science fiction writer Debra Doyle needs some help with the funeral costs.
writer Adam-Troy Castro and his wife Juli have become victims of
identity theft, had their accounts cleared out and are losing their home
and need help.
- Olivia Rutigliano traces the history of the Bow Street Runners, London's first police force, and its connection to novelist Henry Fielding.
- Matthew Hart talks about the odyssey of a rare pink diamond.
- Thomas Doherty chronicles the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr. and the chaotic investigation that followed.
- Julie Miller reports how Amelia Norman stabbed her faithless former lover in 1843 and created a media sensation.
- Nev March discusses the still unsolved murder of the Godrej sisters in Mumbai, India, in 1891.
- Michael Gonzales talks about the murder of actress and drug dealer Jennifer Stahl in New York City in 2001.
- Summer H. Paulus talks about the origins of Halloween and its traditions.
Free online fiction:
- "Killers and Samaritans" by Marie S. Crosswell in Tough.
- "Dolla Dolla Bill Wall" by David James Keaton in Tough.
- "Contact Tracing" by Nick Kolakowski in Shotgun Honey.
- "The Hard Time" by Stephen J. Golds in Shotgun Honey.
- "On Being Fourteen and Rolling a Drunk" by Stephen J. Golds in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "The Thread" by Collin Jones in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "Don't Want to Die in Jersey" by Judge Santiago Burton in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "Not Everyone Lived" by Jack Weddle in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "Updates" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
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