Regularly scheduled links

And now, back to the literary and mystery news you’re all here for:

Laura Lippman and Duane Swierczynski got together for a wide-ranging interview about ambition, the need to set aside time to write, and this guy.

The Philly Inquirer’s Sheri Melnick cottons to Tess Gerritsen’s THE MEPHISTO CLUB.

The Chico Enterprise-Record is a big fan of Steve Brewer’s Bubba Mabry and welcomes the character back in MONKEY MAN.

Jay Stafford at the Richmond Times-Dispatch reviews new animal mysteries by Clea Simon, Rita Mae Brown and Susan Conant.

Somehow I missed that Jenny D had a review in Newsday so yay!

Matthew Skelton was rather shocked by the success of ENDYMION SPRING but as he tells AP’s Lisa Leff, he’s certainly happy with things now.

The Rap Sheet has more info on Clyde Ford’s Hurston/Wright Legacy Award win for THE LONG MILE.
At SHOTS, Michael Cox is interviewed by Chris High and photoshoots of the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger and Michael Connelly’s Waterstones event are now available.

Check out the Litblog Co-Op, where discussion on Sam Savage’s utterly wonderful novel FIRMIN continues through the end of the week.

If you needed a good reason to check out Poppy Z. Brite’s latest novels, Colleen Mondor offers plenty (link from Jenny D.)