Lookin’ around for links

David Hiltbrand went to GoodisCon and came back with this Philly Inquirer report, with quotes from Duane Swierczynski, Herbert Gross, and other attendees.

William Boyd, Stef Penney and John Haynes are among the Costa Book Award winners. Giles Foden, writing at the Guardian blog, is glad his books won’t bear the Costa name.

The Vargas Llosa/Garcia Marquez feud looks to be over

John Kenyon at Things I’d Rather Be Doing talks to Steve Hamilton about his Alex McKnight novels and his next book, a standalone.

The Baltimore City Paper publishes a great remembrance of Octavia Butler by Adrienne Martini.

At Bookslut, Clayton Moore talks to a trifecta of great crime writers: Walter Mosley, Donald Westlake & Elmore Leonard.

For those attending Harrogate this year (I hope I can, I hope I can…) Natasha Cooper will be chairing the event, as per Euro Crime. (link via the Rap Sheet.)

Best. Publicist. Story. Ever.

And finally, this has to go worldwide. Readers wouldn’t have it any other way.