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Want to know what’s been going on at ConMisterio all weekend? Bill Crider has been posting video clips of some notable names, including Megan Abbott, Duane Swierczynski, Steven Torres, Margaret Maron and more (too bad there are no James Crumley clips though!)

Deon Meyer’s ORION (published here as DEAD AT DAYBREAK) has been turned into a television series in his native South Africa. He talks to The Filmmaker about the process of turning his book into something for the small screen.

Wow, Janet Maslin has finally found a female crime writer she likes! That it’s Denise Mina shouldn’t be a surprise, as THE DEAD HOUR is a damn good book.

Continuing the British invasion theme, Patrick Anderson looks at new books by John Harvey & Peter Robinson, having different reactions to each.

The Seattle Times’ Adam Woog Q&As with Mike Lawson
about writing thrillers set in Washington, his life working in government and what’s next for Joe DeMarco.

John McFetridge’s acclaimed Canadian debut novel, DIRTY SWEET, leads off a roundup of mysteries by the Halifax Chronicle Herald.

TIME names its “six books to read at the beach,” including Hard Case Crime’s reissue of Richard Stark’s LEMONS NEVER LIE.

The summer 2006 selection of the Litblog Co-Op has been announced. Check it out.

And finally, Barry Manilow’s songs get a whole new use. Heh.