Crime Fiction

Friday essay: from convicts to contemporary convictions – 200 years of Australian crime fiction

Most countries produce crime fiction, but the versions vary according to national self-concepts. America admires the assertive private eye, both …

The Arts (Australia)

Your Next Great Read: Blade-on-Your-Throat Nigerian Crime Fiction

As an author aficionado of old-school noir — think Hammett, Chandler, Thompson — I’m always on the lookout for the next thing in the genre. While the …

Culture

Crime Month Coverage

July Is Crime Month<p>Maybe it’s the murderous heat that bumps off our better angels, but something about summer brings out the outlaw in the Chronicle …

Austin

Hate Thy Neighbor. Or Maybe Just Kill Him.

John Verdon writes grown-up detective novels, by which I mean stories with intelligent plots, well-developed characters and crimes that have social consequences. <b>WHITE RIVER BURNING (Counterpoint, $27),</b> featuring the author’s brainy gumshoe-for-hire, Dave Gurney, checks all these boxes. The primary …

The Arts

Cold Skies

Thomas King returns to the world of crime fiction with <i>Cold Skies</i>, the third book in the Thumps DreadfulWater mystery series. And this time, King’s …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Author Matt Goldman talks about moving from standup to TV to crime fiction

MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Goldman was a “literary fiction snob,” a former standup comedian and “Seinfeld” writer from Minnesota who’d never read a crime …

Jerry Seinfeld

DoSomeDamage

Brought to you by the crime fiction folks at DoSomeDamage, this podcast features seven minute segments -> music picks from Chris F. Holm, television …

Popular Fiction

What We're Reading This Weekend: Up-All-Night Crime Fiction

Sometimes sleep isn’t even an option until you find out whodunnit.<p>Tell us what you think of the books that have our staffers hooked – and let us know …

Ben Affleck

Anthony Bourdain’s Love Affair with Crime Fiction - Bourdain Filled His Life and His Art with Noir

Anyone who has ever worked in a bookstore has heard the question, “I’m taking a vacation to (insert destination). Do you have any books set there?” …

Books

Chinese crime fiction published in Britain

The English version of Death Notice, a popular Chinese crime fiction by contemporary writer Zhou Haohui, was published in Britain Thursday.<p>The crime …

News (China)

Andrew Taylor: Underneath the Glitter - the Dark Origins of Golden Age Crime Fiction

Popular Fiction

Sarah Ward: Hidden in Plain Sight - Derbyshire Crime Fiction

Popular Fiction

From Gimmicks to Characters: Queerness in Crime Fiction - A Legacy of Stereotypes and a New Era of Complex Characters

How many times have you picked up a mystery novel like this? A tough, wise-cracking, hyper-masculine hero who drinks scotch, smokes cigars, is a …

Creative Writing

Film And Crime Fiction Icon, 'The (Original) Adventures Of Ford Fairlane' Debuts At Noir At The Bar

Author Rex Weiner will debut "The (Original) Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (ISBN: 978-1945572807) his gritty tales featuring private eye Ford …

Books

The Killers of the ‘Sex Money Murder’ Gang and the Cops Who Went After Them

<b>SEX MONEY MURDER</b><b><br>A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal</b><br>By Jonathan Green<br>413 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $27.95.<p>All those TV shows and podcasts have it wrong: the truer the crime, the more tedious. That’s because the lion’s share of American murders fit a predictable template. Whether the setting is …

The Arts

A Fatal Obsession: A gripping mystery perfect for all crime fiction readers from best seller Faith Martin, By Faith Martin, Read by Stephanie Racine by HarperCollins Publishers - Listen to music

Creative Writing

Four Things I Learned While Writing Crime Fiction • The Reedsy Blog

<i>After a tour in Iraq, which had him conducting security for EOD missions, supply runs, and anything else the military asked of him, Zack Klika got</i> …

10 of the greatest road trips in crime fiction

Dwyer Murphy writes: “Over the decades there have been countless variations on the <b>road trip crime novel.</b> I’ll cop to it: I like every one of them. …

Road Trips

NYRF 2018: Exporting Scandinavian Storytelling

At the New York Rights Fair, publishing professionals joined Nordic literary agents in a panel discussion called “The Scandinavian Smell of Success: …

TV shows

Lit Hub Daily: May 31, 2018

TODAY: In 1819, Walt Whitman is born. • When Walt Whitman’s poems were rejected for being <i>too</i> timely. | Lit Hub<br>• How Rebekah Frumkin learned to write …

Books

Dashiell Hammett: The Library of America Edition (boxed set) - Library of America

Dashiell Hammett: The Library of America Edition (boxed set)<p><i>Red Harvest</i> | <i>The Dain Curse</i> | <i>The Maltese Falcon</i> | <i>The Glass Key</i> | <i>The Thin Man</i> | 24 stories …

Literature

All the best new crime fiction for summer 2018

Need something dark, for the bright season?

Books

Crime fiction to heat up your summer reading list

Get your summer thrills with novels from Megan Abbott, Michael Koryta and Val McDermid.<p><b>“Give Me Your Hand” by Megan Abbott, Little, Brown, 352 pages, $27 (July 17)</b><p>After one them reveals an unspeakable secret about herself to the other, two oddly bonded 17-year-old girls fall out — only to encounter …

Books

Hachette scoops four of six CrimeFest awards

Hachette managed a virtual clean sweep at the 10th annual CrimeFest awards, taking four of the six categories, with YA writer Patrice Lawrence and …

Books

City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Series #1)

Overview<p>City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Series #1) by Kelley Armstrong<p>Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she …

Fantasy Fiction

Dead Girls: A TV Obsession

From <i>Laura</i> and <i>Lolita</i> through <i>Vertigo</i>, <i>Twin Peaks</i>, <i>True Detective</i> and beyond, murdered women have driven some of the most influential and disturbing works …

TV

Cozy Crime Fiction Trilogy: Bounty, Busted, Burden

Overview<p>Cozy Crime Fiction Trilogy: Bounty, Busted, Burden by Susan Swain<p>BOUNTY: Cozy Crime Fiction Prequel to BUSTED is about money, murder, and a …

Crime

John Schreier book-signing event planned at Dog Ears Bookstore

A book-signing event with local author John Schreier will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.<p>…

High School

Why Andrew Battershill ignores the genre debate when writing crime fiction

Andrew Battershill is a Vancouver-based author whose debut novel <i>Pillow</i> appeared on the 2016 longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His sophomore …

Creative Writing

Your Morning Cup Of Coffee Is Affecting Your Anxiety

1 month ago<p>Did you know more than 64 percent of Americans drink at least ONE cup of coffee every single day?! Are you one of those people that thrive …