Friday, 9 November 2012

Crime Fiction Grab Bag No. 6

Now that The Fregoli Delusion has been sent off to the printers and the e-book version has been uploaded to Smashwords and Amazon, I can turn my attention to some serious blogging. Watch for an upcoming post in which I present the new Donaghue and Stainer Crime Novel, and offer a free sample!

Today, however, it's time to catch up on the news in the world of crime fiction.

Mark Shanahan of the Boston Globe offers this very interesting article on Dennis Lehane's efforts to move beyond the stereotypical expectations of crime fiction in his recent work, including the novel Live by Night.

Time for controversy? Mark Lawson of RadioTimes presents his list of the seventeen greatest European fictional detectives.  Personally, I think Maigret should have been given the nod ahead of Poirot for top spot, but that's just me....

Just for fun, and because it's impossible to ignore Scottish crime fiction these days, here's Brian Donaldson of The List with "Tartan Noir: An A-to-Z of Scottish Crime Fiction."

In a different direction, Terry Ambrose of offers us a look at Edith Maxwell, a Quaker who writes murder mysteries as Tace Baker. She's the author of Speaking of Murder, about a Quaker linguistics professor who finds her star student dead.

Finally, fans of Patricia Cornwell may be interested in this article by David Connett of the Independent covering the well-known mystery author's current legal battle involving a $180 million law suit.

Enjoy, and stay with me for more exciting news over the next few days!

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