Catching up with the links

The New York Observer’s Ron Rosenbaum may have killer flu, but at least it got him to get rapturous over Philip Kerr’s spy novels.

What did Sena Jeter Naslund think of the Marie Antoinette movie? The Seattle-Post Intelligencer decides to find out.

Jacqueline Winspear was one of many authors to appear at the Times Book Club Gala in Northern California.

The latest author featured in the Toronto Star’s CRIMINAL MINDS section is Louise Penny, promoting her newest novel DEAD COLD.

At the National Post, Mark Billingham gets into why he got into writing, his love of the genre and his next projects.

A bit late on this, but Laura Lippman’s guide to Baltimore in Salon is well worth checking out. (link via the Rap Sheet.)

There’s a very cool contest happening at The Outfit, and there are prizes to be won, too! Check out Kevin Guilfoile’s latest foray into puzzlemasterdom.

Susanna Yager reviews two new crime offerings by Liza Marklund and C.J. Emerson for the Telegraph.