The lack of posts here yesterday are best explain by this and this. And so, here are the links that have piled up:

Somehow I missed Marilyn Stasio’s column over the weekend, where she reviews the newest crime fiction by Mo Hayder, Cara Black, Massimo Carlotto, Jean-Claude Izzo, Fredrich Glauser & David Goodis.

Patrick Anderson enjoys Adrian McKinty’s THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD a great deal for its black humor and high body count.

Raymond Foster tells you everything you ever wanted to know about women police writers, fiction and non-fiction.

Agence France-Press talks with Gianrico Carofiglio about his latest legal thriller, A WALK IN THE DARK.

Congrats go out to Bryon Quertermous and Laura Lippman for different and wholly deserved reasons.

David Montgomery has his say on Kathryn Harrison’s NYTBR review and whether crime fiction’s characters compare with literary fiction.

Sue Turnbull makes a case for Garry Disher, Australian’s “more quiet” crime fiction practitioner.

Minnesota Public Radio spoke with John Banville about his pseudonymous creation, CHRISTINE FALLS.

A decline in reading isn’t just happening in North America – Russia is having its own crisis, too. (link via.)

And finally, semi-identical twins? Very very cool.