Collecting links

Quickly, because that seems to be the order of things today, if not this week:

P.D. James is a woman of many names and many books; she talks to the Globe & Mail’s Elizabeth Renzetti about her latest, THE LIGHTHOUSE (which will be out in the US in November.)

Colleen McCullough may have lost vision in her eye, but it’s not hampering her output — which now includes a crime novel, ON, OFF.

Another day, another piece about why genre fiction should be considered Booker-worthy, this one courtesy of Peter Preston in the Guardian.

A fun item in a lawyer newsletter about Martin Edwards’ Dagger nomination — as he also spends his time as head of employment for Mace & Jones.

Jonathan Yardley puts the spotlight on Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, a tome that still holds up 200 years later.

Also in the Post is Patrick Anderson’s take on Mark Gimenez’s legal thriller debut THE COLOR OF LAW, which he mostly likes but takes to task for going just a bit over the top on attacking corporate lawyers. True, but that’s kinda what made the book so damn entertaining, you know?

And finally, Godspeed, Mr. Gorman. Though I agree with Bill Crider: he’ll be back in some form or another. He can’t not.