Labels: Best Books Kingston Pierce at PM 0 comments. Labels: Awards What were the highest quality—or most interesting—crime, mystery, and thriller novels published during the last 10 years? I look forward to other Web sites and blogs assembling their own, undoubtedly dissimilar end-of-decade choices.
Between them all, some agreement might I repeat, might be found on which crime-fiction yarns readers will still recognize 20, 50, or perhaps years on. Meanwhile, the CrimeReads piece sent me back to look over which novels I have mentioned as personal favorites during every twelvemonth since As you will see by clicking on the year-by-year links below, I started out posting these sorts of picks in January Magazine to which I have contributed since , but moved from there to Kirkus which asked for top tallies , and eventually to The Rap Sheet and CrimeReads.
The time or space pressures that forced that cataloguing economy must have frustrated me, indeed. Kingston Pierce at AM 2 comments. Click here before December 2 to make your preferences known.
Winners in this and 19 other book categories are supposed to be announced on Tuesday, December But this summer, we discovered an unpublished 13th Hardman manuscript, written by Dennis in London in , that was stashed away decades ago in a cardboard box in an attic in Chapel Hill, NC. Brash Books is publishing the novel, All Kinds of Ugly , in February with an afterword that details the exciting discovery and editing of this final, long-lost adventure in the Hardman series.
Now comes this item from B. Johnson will turn 70 years of age this coming December Might that not make him a tad too old to again be chasing through the Bay Area after big-time criminals? You can watch the main title sequence from the original Nash Bridges here. Not a Columbo revival too. Yes, at least for now. Lamb is the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes. Practice Be Revived?
As someone who really loves period private-eye dramas, I want to have hope for this project. But I remain skeptical. From Deadline : Netflix has closed deals with Robert Towne and David Fincher to work up a pilot script for a prequel to the classic film Chinatown , sources tell Deadline.
Towne won an Oscar for scripting a drama that mixed fact and fiction to tell the story of a private eye hired to expose an adulterer who instead uncovers far more unsavory things. Fincher will be executive producer along with Towne and Josh Donen. The idea behind the prequel series would be to focus on a young Jake Gittes played in the film by Jack Nicholson as he plies his business in a town where the wealthy and corruption involves areas like land, oil and gangs. The hope is that Fincher might direct the pilot, but that is not part of the deal which at this point covers a pilot script.
Roman Polanski directed the original film and the late Robert Evans produced it. Kingston Pierce at PM 1 comments. Labels: Chinatown. Part of a series honoring the late author and blogger Bill Crider. Cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Labels: PaperBack , Robert Maguire.
Wednesday, November 13, Debut Novels Wanted. Speaking of interviews , one of the first ones I ever did with a publisned novelist was way back in , when I sent a series of questions—via snail mail—to British author Peter Lovesey , then best known for having penned the Sergeant Cribb historical mysteries Wobble to Death , The Detective Wore Silk Drawers , etc.
He was kind enough to write back, and we carried on an epistolary conversation through at least two back-and-forth rounds. The full entry details are here. Conversation Starters. Heller , author of The Secret Empress. Sooner or later people are going to tire of that.
Tuesday, November 12, Revue of Reviewers, Critiquing some of the most interesting recent crime, mystery, and thriller releases. Click on the individual covers to read more.
Labels: Revue of Reviewers. Most of you know by now that I am a big fan of B. One prisoner claims he has done it by serving time until the moment of his death—plus another four years since—and says it is well past time to set him free. The prisoner, Benjamin Schreiber, made that argument to an appeals court in Iowa, saying that when he briefly died in , before being revived at a hospital, he completed his obligation to the state. He asked the three-judge panel to let him get on with his life.
The judges rejected his argument this week, ruling that a lower court had been right to dismiss his petition. Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of murder for killing a man with the handle of an ax in , according to The Des Moines Register. Hat tip to Jim Thomsen on Facebook. The initial round of polling will continue through tomorrow, Sunday, November 10; a second stage will run from November 12 to 17, with the third one extending from November 19 through December 2.
Winners are supposed to be announced on Tuesday, December I have been hearing about this endeavor for the last year, as Forshaw plumped and polished his tally of authors and individual books to include.
But the results surpass what I had been expecting. And rewardingly diverse. Together with mini-reviews of books and of films adapted from best-sellers , Forshaw offers brief but percipient biographies of numerous authors, from Ross Macdonald and P. Yet this is also a product of sly scholarship, enticing veteran mystery readers to expand their familiarity with the field, and gently—with a depth of knowledge and wit—giving those less well acquainted with crime fiction a firm grounding on which to build their experience.
To honor the occasion, Mystery Fanfare has posted links to lists of Veterans Day-related mysteries. The year is in post-apocalyptic New Atlanta, Rafael and his clan fight to keep the humans safe while rebuilding their city.
Kindle Nook Kobo Apple Are these books no longer free? A guy chasing his last hopes of romance finds a freezing homeless gal in an alley. He takes her home and cares for her. She looks half her age and is wild and attractive. She has no past, not even a name…Can they find a future together? Will their years of wasted pain ever subside? We would never be the same. A series of attacks terrorize the public. No one is safe. The authorities must discover who is behind the attacks and end the killing before more innocent lives are lost.
As time runs out for the innocent, The Hunters are called in to end the deadly murder spree. Kindle Croak, Monsieur! Stranded in Provence Mysteries Book 5 by Susan Kiernan-Lewis: When Jules goes to Marseille to run an errand, she meets an exotic new friend who offers her a day trip on a French yacht to wash away the gloom of the post-apocalyptic winter. A band of fools and a nobody named Monk Buttman unwittingly find themselves caught in a web of murder and revenge between two unseen factions using them as bait.
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