Crime Fiction Links of the Week for January 22, 2022
Crime fiction in general:
- Crime Reads shares ten new crime novels coming out this week.
- Jamie Canaves classifies eight types of mystery plots.
- Laura Scott shares five cozy mysteries to enjoy this winter.
- Amanda Flower shares five paranormal cozy mysteries to enjoy.
- Molly Odintz lists YA mysteries that adult crime fiction fans can enjoy.
- Molly Odintz shares science fiction thrillers coming out in 2022.
- Karen Hamilton shares twelve thrillers set during island vacations.
- Kaira Rouda shares eighteen suspense novels where the enemies are your neighbours.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel laments that the definition of a locked room mystery seems to have been watered down.
- Allison Brennan discusses the allure of cold cases.
- P.J. Tracy shares some thrillers about cults set in California.
- Janice Hallett explains where to start with reading Agatha Christie.
- Vicki Delany discusses the enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes.
- Michael Gonzeles shares his appreciation for the crime and noir comics of Marshall Rogers.
- Molly Templeton talks about the deeply personal art of organising your books.
- Mystery writer G.M. Ford had died aged 76.
- SFF and crime fiction author Ron Goulart has died aged 89.
- Locus remembers Ron Goulart.
Film and TV:
- Leslie Felperin calls Home a haunting ex-con drama.
- Martin Edwards calls Waiting For You a slow-burn suspense drama.
- Adrian Horton calls Emergency an endearing but stressful campus comedy thriller.
- Alex McLevy calls season 3 of Servant a slow-burn oddball thriller.
- Martin Edwards shares his thoughts on the film adaptation of The Woman in the Window.
- Leah Schnelbach shares her thoughts on The Tragedy of Macbeth.
- Lucy Mangan calls Stalkers an utterly terrifying true crime documentary.
- Jack Seale calls The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Con Man astonishing true crime TV.
- Garrick Webster looks ahead at season 2 of Vienna Blood.
- Olivia Rutigliano revisits the 1988 crime comedy Midnight Run.
- Nick Kolakowski traces the influence of the 1995 heist thriller Heat on subsequent movies.
- Hadley Freeman interviews Christine Baranski, star of The Good Fight.
- Camestros Felapton analyses the theme songs of James Bond movies.
- Ryan Gilbey chronicles how the much delayed new adaptation of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile has now been delayed again sue to various allegations against stars Letitia Wright and Armie Hammer.
- Jim Waterson reports that the BBC licence fee shall be abolished in 2027.
- Mark Lawson wonder how to save the BBC now that the UK government wants to abolish the licence fee.
- Jean-Jacques Beineix, director of Diva and Betty Blue, has died aged 75.
- Peter Bradshaw remembers Jean-Jacques Beineix.
- Actress Yvette Mimieux, star of The Time Machine, The Black Hole, Jackson County Jail, The Most Deadly Game and many others, has died aged 79.
- French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who appeared in Brotherhood of the Wolf, A Very Long Engagement and Hannibal Rising, had died following a skiing accident aged only 37.
- German actor Hardy Krüger, star of The Flight of the Phoenix, Hatari!, Barry Lyndon and many others, has died aged 93.
- Singer and actor Meat Loaf, best remembered for his roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fight Club, Wayne's World and many others, has died aged 74.
Comments on Ozark:
Comments on Ray Donovan: The Movie:
Comments on Nightmare Alley:
- Peter Bradshaw calls Nightmare Alley a class act.
- Ryan Gilbey interviews Guillermo Del Toro, director of Nightmare Alley.
- Ryan Gilbey interviews David Strathairn, one of the stars of Nightmare Alley.
- Christian Zilko reports that Guillermo Del Toro, director of Nightmare Alley, hasn't used a real gun on set since 2007.
Comments on the season 1 finale of Yellowjackets:
- Leila Latif shares her thoughts on the season 1 finale of Yellowjackets.
- Kelly McClure shares her thoughts on the season 1 finale of Yellowjackets.
- Rebecca Nicholson calls Yellowjackets the most fun TV show she has seen in a long time.
- Jesse Hassenger praises the cast of Yellowjackets.
- Kelly McClure praises the LGBTQ elements of Yellowjackets.
- Jen Chaney interviews Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, showrunners of Yellowjackets.
Comments on the latest version of Scream:
- Benjamin Lee shares a spoilerish review of the latest version of Scream.
- Alex McLevy notes that the Scream series never quite figures out what the audience should be afraid of.
- Emmet Asher Perrin shares their appreciation for the character of Gale Weathers in the Scream series.
- Germain Lussier finds a surprising link to Star Wars in the latest version of Scream.
- Germain Lussier also finds a hidden tribute to Wes Craven in the latest version of Scream.
- The finalists for the 2022 Edgar Awards have been announced.
- The nominations for the 2022 Lefty Awards have been announced.
- The winners of the 2021 Golden Donut Short Story Contest have been announced.
- The longlist for the 2021 BAFTA Awards has been announced with some love for crime films.
- The finalists for the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards have been announced.
- The finalists for the 2022 BBC Audio Drama Awards have been announced.
Writing, publishing and promotion:
- Hope Adams shares what she has learned from writing in multiple genres.
- Nick Petrie explains how hitting the road can help against writers' block.
- Lauren Sapala explains why some writers are perfectionists.
- Michelle Faverio and Andrew Perrin report that Americans are reading more books in general and more e-books in particular.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch chronicles how non-traditional publishing has split into several different forms.
- Mike Glyer shares an update on the travails of Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki with Amazon, after they banned his account, allegedly for errors in his banking information.
- Nick Cole and Jason Anspach, authors of the popular Galaxy's Edge series, have also fallen afoul of Amazon's banning spree.
- Lucy Knight reports that Kate Clanchy has parted ways with her publishers after her memoir about her time as a teacher came under scrutiny for racist and ableist tropes.
- Scott Simon interviews Elizabeth George.
- Nancie Clare interviews T. Jefferson Parker.
- Crime Time FM interviews Jane Casey, Liz Nugent and Jeffery Deaver.
- Robert Justice interviews Aaron Philip Clark.
- Debbi Mack interviews Ellery Kane.
- Wrong Place, Write Crime interviews Vikki J. Carter.
- John A. Hoda interviews Jule Selbo.
- Debbie Burke interviews Rick Bleiweiss.
- Becky LeJeune reviews The Dark by Emma Haughton.
- Blue Book Ballon reviews Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough.
- Vicki Weisfeld reviews Find Her First by Emma Christie.
- Raven Crime Reads reviews Her Last Request by Mari Hannah.
- Jon Morgan reviews Bitter Flowers by Gunnar Staalesen.
- Becky LeJeune reviews Bitter Flowers by Gunnar Staalesen.
- Runalong the Shelves reviews Silver Pebbles by Hansjörg Schneider, translated by Mike Mitchell.
- Becky LeJeune reviews Shiver by Allie Reynolds.
- The Quick and the Dead reviews Death on the Trans-Siberian Express by C.J. Farrington.
- Beth Kanell reviews A Stranger's Game by Colleen Coble
- Becky LeJeune reviews A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham.
- Paperback Warrior reviews Sympathy for the Devil by Terrence McCauley.
- Blue Book Balloon reviews Demon by Matt Wesolowski.
- Kevin Tipple reviews The Evil Men Do by John McMahon.
- Tony R. Cox reviews One Bad Thing by M.K. Hill.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan.
- Amy Myers reviews Her Perfect Twin by Sarah Bonner.
- Gwen Moffat reviews The Gosling Girl by Jacqueline Roy.
- Runalong the Shelves reviews Outcast by Louise Carey.
- Runalong the Shelves reviews The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young.
- The Quick and the Dead reviews A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle.
- Beth Kanell reviews Twilight at Moorington Cross by Abigail Wilson.
- Alison Flood reviews The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett.
- Erin Britton reviews The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett.
- Adrian Magson reviews The Last Supper by Rosemary Shrager.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Jane Darrowfield and the Madwoman Next Door by Barbara Ross.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Where There's a Will by Sulari Gentill.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Hostage to Fortune by Kirsten Weiss and tries a recipe from the book.
- Doreen Sheridan reviews Robert B. Parker's Bye, Bye, Baby by Ace Atkins.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1930 short story collection The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie.
- In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel revisits the 1940 mystery Odor of Violets by Baynard Kendrick.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1942 Mr. Crook mystery Death in the Blackout a.k.a. The Case of the Tea-Cosy's Aunt by Anthony Gilbert.
- Crossexamining Crime revisits the 1943 suspense novel Experiment Perilous by Margaret Carpenter.
- Bitter Tea and Mystery revisits the 1949 crime short story "The Stranger in the Car" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.
- Paperback Warrior revisits The Silencers, a 1962 novel in the Matt Helm spy series by Donald Hamilton.
- B.V. Lawson revisits the 1964 romantic suspense novel This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart.
- Paperback Warrior revisits the 1966 gothic novel Dark Legend by Marilyn Ross a.k.a. WilliamEdward Daniel Ross.
- Martin Edwards revisits the 1968 crime novel One Is One by Miles Tripp.
- Joe Kenney revisits Murder Today, Money Tomorrow, a 1973 novel in the Jefferson Boone, Handyman men's adventure series by Jon Messman.
- Happiness is a Book revisits the 1983 mystery Appleby and Honeybath by Michael Innes.
- Joe Kenney revisits the 1996 movie tie-tin thriller Eraser by Robert Tine.
- Willa C. Richards discusses tbe impact of former Milwaukee chief of police Harold Breier on policing in Milwaukee, Missouri.
- Mitzi Szereto reports about an international sex trafficking ring run by a young Hungarian-British couple.
- Evan Hughes recounts how the pharmaceutic company Insys found itself at the center of a drug trafficking investigation.
- Tim Parks discusses the history of duelling.
Free online fiction:
- "A Desperate Flight into Darkness" by Dave Gregson in Mystery Tribune.
- "Hytcher" by Scott Von Doviak in Mystery Tribune.
- "Old Burns" by Justin Cox in Mystery Tribune.
- "To Die For" by Balu Swami in Mystery Tribune.
- "End of Watch" by Tom Barker in Mystery Tribune.
- "Who Killed Crazy Curt?" by Sue Pace in Mystery Tribune.
- "The Rambo Rival" by Paul R. Paradise in Mystery Tribune.
- "Among Thieves" by Jason M. Tucker in Guilty.
- "Laugh" by Laura Stamps in Punk Noir Magazine.
- "Pre-cious" by Angela Griner in The Five-Two.
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