Crime Fiction Links of the Week for March 27, 2021
Crime fiction in general:
- Alison Flood offers a round-up of the best recent thrillers.
- Crime Reads shares ten new crime novels, mysteries and thrillers coming out this week.
- Crime Reads shares the best crime novels coming out in paperback this March.
- Crime Reads shares ten debut crime novels coming out this month.
- Molly Odintz shares the best international crime novels for March.
- Crime Reads shares seven true crime books to read this month.
- Alma Katsu shares the best spy novels written by spies.
- Paul Burke talks about the rise of Welsh crime fiction.
- Peter Swanson shares seven thrillers featuring infidelity and extramarital affairs.
- Nick Rennison takes a look at the many long forgotten rivals of Sherlock Holmes.
- Crossexamining Crime shares the 36 most popular mystery novels of 1936.
- Joel C. Rosenberg recalls some thrillers which eerily parallel future events.
- Ryan Harvey profiles Edgar Rice Burroughs and traces his impact on pulp fiction in general.
- Western and screenwriter Larry McMurty has died aged 84.
Film and TV:
- Gwen Ihnat declares that The Irregulars show the more gruesome side of the Sherlock Holmes story.
- Phil Hoad calls Take Back a cramped B-movie thriller.
- Paul Levinson shares his appreciation for season 3 of the French crime drama Balthazar.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the first episode of the Australian crime drama The Gloaming.
- Paul Levinson shares his thoughts on the thriller Deadly Illusions.
- James Donaghy shares his thoughts on the latest episode of Unforgotten.
- Katie Rife shares her thoughts on the true crime documentary John Wayne Gacy: Devil is Disguise.
- Keith Roysdon revisits the 1955 TV anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
- Lorelei Marcus revisits the 1962 TV version of Arsenic and Old Lace.
- Jesse Pasternack revisits the 1971 heist movie The Anderson Tapes.
- Martin Edwards revisits the 1973 gangster film The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
- Nick Kolakowski explains how Christopher Nolan uses noir in his movies to enhance the weirdness.
- James Hibberd reports that actress Wallis Day will take over the role of Kate Kane in Batwoman.
- Mark Hayward takes a look at the Rosenheim Mansion in Los Angeles, California, which has been used as a filming location for countless movies and TV series.
- French director of many genres Bertrand Tavernier has died aged 79.
- Actor George Segal, star of California Split, The Terminal Man, The Hot Rock, Fun with Dick and Jane and many others, has died aged 87.
- Actress Jessica Walter, star of Play Misty for Me, Streets of San Francisco and Archer, has died aged 80.
- J. Kingston Pierce remembers Jessica Walter.
Comments on series 6 of Line of Duty:
- Lucy Mangan declares that series 6 of Line of Duty is the best yet.
- Sarah Hughes shares her thoughts on the first episode of series 6 of Line of Duty.
- Sarah Hughes also shares the questions she hopes will be answered in series 6 of Line of Duty.
- Ema Sabljak reports that Line of Duty star Martin Compston was attacked by a Twitter troll who was subsequently banned.
Comments on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general (spoilers):
- Andy Welch shares his thoughts on "New World Order", the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
- Germain Lussier shares his thoughts on "New World Order".
- Keith R.A. DeCandido shares his thoughts on "New World Order".
- Sulagna Misra shares her thoughts on "New World Order".
- Cora Buhlert shares her thoughts on "New World Order".
- Benjamin Lee declares that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is off to a sturdy start.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw declares that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is already a political quagmire.
- Charles Pulliam-Moore discusses the appearance of an underrated villain in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw discusses the Flag-Smashers, a new group of potential villains in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
- Steve Rose interviews Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the stars of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
- Germain Lussier interviews Malcolm Spellman, showrunner of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
- David Betancourt interviews Malcolm Spellman and Kari Skogland, showrunner and director of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Jomi Adeniran shares a guide to which Marvel movies to watch before The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
- Keith R.A. DeCandido shares a brief history of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier in the comics.
- Charles Pulliam-Moore interviews the special effects team of WandaVision.
- Andrew Liptak reports that the much delayed Black Widow movie will debut on Disney+ and in theatres on July 9th, 2021
Comments on Nobody:
Comments on Violation:
- The finalists for the 2021 Agatha Awards have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2021 Lefty Awards have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2021 Barry Awards have been announced.
- The finalists in the crime and thriller category of the British Book Awards have been announced.
- The shortlist for the 2021 Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction has been announced.
- The winners of the 2020 Australian Romance Readers Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2021 Audie Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Jacqueline Winspear recalls how she became a mystery writer.
- Victoria Helen Stone discusses how she shifted from writing romance to writing suspense and thrillers.
- Nina Siegal talks about the inspiration for her latest thriller.
- Max Booth III is looking for submissions for the anthology The Mercy Seat: Stories from Death Row.
- Michael J. Vaughn shares 114 fiction subgenre descriptions for writers.
- Christopher Buehlman discusses fighting with and writing about historical weapons.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch shares some lessons from writing The Fey series.
- Erika Kanda talks about writer's block and how inspiration can help you through it.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses the lawsuit surrounding Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan thrillers.
- Robert Lee Brewer interviews Elly Griffiths.
- Wrong Place, Write Crime interviews David Heska Wanbli Weiden.
- Robert Justice interviews Rachel Howzell-Hall.
- Paul Burke interviews Peter May.
- Suspense Radio interviews Susan Ouellette.
- Queer Writers of Crime interview J.B. Sanders.
- David Roy interviews Gerard Brennan.
- Write 2 Be Magazine interviews Caroline Mitchell.
- Craig Sisterson reviews Bound by Vanda Symon.
- Alan Cranis reviews Lola on Fire by Rio Youers.
- Joe Hartlaub reviews Transient Desires by Donna Leon.
- Sara Townsend reviews The Shadow Man by Helen Fields.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews On Harrow Hill by John Verdon.
- Mary Picken reviews The Night Gate by Peter May.
- Janet Webb reviews Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery reviews The Secret Place by Tana French.
- Crime by the Book reviews The Lost Village by Camilla Sten.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel reviews The Castaways by Lucy Clarke.
- Sandra Mangan reviews The Source by Sarah Sultoon.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel reviews Win by Harlan Coben.
- Harriet Devine reviews Every Vor You Break by Peter Swanson.
- Lesa Holstine reviews Where Have You Gone Without Me? by Peter Bonventre
- Blue Book Balloon reviews What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch.
- Elise Cooper reviews Drown Her Sorrows by Melinda Leigh.
- C.C. Harrison reviews The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elisabeth Flynn.
- Shelf Awareness reviews Windhall by Ava Barry.
- Jack Hewitt reviews The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear.
- Garrick Webster reviews The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel reviews Two-Way Murder by E.C.R. Lorac.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing and tries a recipe from the book.
- Lesa Holstine reviews Murder by Page One by Olivia Matthews.
- Alan Cranis reviews The Windsor Knot by S.J. Benett.
- Ray Palen reviews The Eagle and the Viper by Loren D. Estleman.
- Judith Reveal reviews The Eagle and the Viper by Loren D. Estleman
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Spy Game by John Fullerton.
- Richard Norton-Taylor reviews The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake by Simon Kuper.
- Ray Palen reviews Killer Triggers by Joe Kenda.
- Walker Martin reviews The Manhunt Companion by Peter Enfantino and Jeff Vorzimmer.
- Martin Edwards revisits the 1931 mystery Murder in the House of Commons by Mary Agnes Hamilton.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1931 mystery Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel revisits the 1936 Inspector de Vincenzi mystery Death in a Bookstore by Augusto de Angelis.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1940 horror novella "Fresh Fiancés for the Devil’s Daughter" by Russell Gray a.k.a. Bruno Kirby.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1945 mystery State Department Cat by Mary Plum.
- Steven Nester revisits the 1948 noir novel Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye by Horace McCoy.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1948 detective novel The Body in the Bed by Bill S. Ballinger.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1949 mystery Murder Begins at Home by Delano Ames.
- Paul Fraser revisits the 1959 science fiction crime story "Make a Prison" by Lawrence Block.
- B.V. Lawson revisits the 1977 psychological thriller Harbingers of Fear by Dorothy Simpson.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1982 thriller Blood Oath by David Morrell.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1996 mystery novel Malice by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O. Smith.
Con and event reports:
- Nick Martell explains how criminals use public perception to commit crimes.
- Dean Jobb discusses the sinking of the Canadian schoner I'm Alone, which smuggled alcohol to the US during the Prohibition and was attacked and sunk by a US Coast Guard vessel in international waters, killing one crewmember.
- Curtis Evans discusses the murder of actress Gay Gibson aboard the ocean liner Durban Castle in 1947 and how it found its way into the popular culture of the era.
- Allen Abel revisits the murder of disabled Hughie McLoon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1928.
- Christina McDonald wonders who the real criminals in the opoid epidemic are.
- Wolf von Witting talks about inexplicable phenomena and how to approach them.
Free online fiction:
- "Nevermore" by B.V. Lawson in Mystery Tribune.
- "Baby Magic" by Sereny Jayne in Shotgun Honey.
- "A Cure for Sleeplessness" by Amanda Crum in Shotgun Honey.
- "Out of Time" by Cathi Stoler in Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast.
- "Revise and Resubmit" by Nick Mamatas in Tough.
- "Justice for Jessica" by Fred Shrum III in The Five-Two.
- "Unanswered" by B.F. Jones in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "9:27 am" by Alex Z. Salinas in Punk Noir Magazine.
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