Even though I’ve already said how much I adored Richard Powers’ THE ECHO MAKER, there’s a whole lot more where that came from thanks to a roundtable discussion organized by Ed Champion. The first three installments are already up, and check back Friday for a response by the author himself. This is how book clubs ought to be, and I suspect the discussion could continue for many months and not cover every possible topic.

The LA Times talks with Michael Connelly about Harry Bosch, mixing things up in a series and what’s next (Bosch in Hong Kong?!)

Speaking of Connelly, once he’s finished his New York Times Magazine novella, taking his place in the funny pages is Michael Chabon, as he tells the Madison Capital Times.

Patrick Anderson is gripped by the demon noir sensibility of Massimo Carlotto’s DEATH’S DARK ABYSS.

Another year, another book out from Archer Mayor, and this time the Vermont-based interview is situated in the Bennington Banner.

The mystery of Agatha Christie’s disappearance has been solved at last, and Frances Fyfield has more to say about it in the Guardian.

What is the appeal of Roman settings in literature, even as Latin is all but dead? Allan Massie attempts to find out for Prospect Magazine.

Thanks to Busted Flush Press, the Fiddler & Fiora novels by A.E. Maxwell are coming back into print. As for the prospect of a new one, well as long as the Elizabeth Lowell novels keep hitting the lists and making money, I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon.

As part of its 20th anniversary, Sisters in Crime has released a new calendar, organized by the New England Chapter. Information and ordering options are available.

And finally, I must agree about the video’s accompanying title. I mean, yeah. (link via.)