Pre-Bouchercon smatterings

At Penguin Most Wanted, Dick Francis explains how his newest novel, UNDER ORDERS – the first after a six-year hiatus – came to be.

Patrick Anderson deems John Katzenbach’s THE WRONG MAN “the ultimate stalker novel,” a position I back up – this book is one of the most unnerving thrillers I’ve read in a long while.

The Boulder Daily Camera’s Chuck Brownman reviews two new mysteries from doctors-turned-writers, aka Tess Gerritsen & Robert Greer.

The Independent’s Kim Newman is the latest to praise John Connolly’s THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS. Connolly’s take on reading reviews is also worth a look.

I’ve been remiss in not catching up with new-ish crime fiction blog links, so here are a few new ones to check out: Peter Rozovsky’s Detectives Beyond Borders, Uriah Robinson’s Crime Scraps, and Karen Meek’s Euro Crime blog.

Jess Walter is blogging at this week, and he reveals how THE ZERO could not have been written without the influence of Kurt Vonnegut.

Take Duane Swierczynski up on his offer because THE BLONDE is worth spending the night with – and then some.

This is just supremely, utterly awesome. Which is why I’m crossposting.

And finally, who knew Stephanie Zimbalist of REMINGTON STEELE fame was such a bookaholic?