links o’ the day

Yeah, I’m posting here and not on Galleycat…because this isn’t work and GC is. Anyway:

Simon Beckett tells Yorkshire Today what it’s like to be shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Gold Dagger.

The Greensboro News-Record has a lengthy interview with debut crime novelist John Hart, whose book THE KING OF LIES is getting much attention and praise.

Quintin Jardine is the “other” Scottish police procedural novelist, and talks to the Scostman about his latest work.

The Scotsman also gets into a little more detail about the next Rebus novel, THE NAMING OF THE DEAD, and recommends some summer reads, literary and commercial.

La Maslin demonstrates how much she lurrves Peter Robinson for his latest Inspector Banks novel, PIECE OF MY HEART (which is, of course, all deserved.)

David Montgomery’s reviews are everywhere – and the latest is in the Boston Globe, giving a rave to Joseph Finder’s KILLER INSTINCT.

Want to know why John Sandford’s new standalone, DEAD WATCH, is getting such mixed reactions? A new letter on his website offers up a possible explanation.

Newsday’s Marion Winik serves up some notable beach reads, and on the crime side she highlights Peter Robinson, Laura Lippman and John Hart.

And finally, yes, this is the Best Fake Trailer Ever.