Post-BEA Hangover Links

The show is over, and I’m finally getting back on my feet. More about BEA at GalleyCat once technical difficulties have been resolved, but in the meantime, lots of links to peruse:

The big book of the weekend here is Ian McEwan’s ON CHESIL BEACH. We have Jonathan Lethem’s extremely close read, Jonathan Yardley’s take in Book World, Sylvia Brownigg’s in the LA Times, Martin Rubin’s thoughts in the SF Chronicle, and Maxine Clarke’s opinion in the Philly Inquirer. 

Laura Wilson reviews new crime novels
by Colin Cotterill, Hakan Nesser, Mayra Montero and Cathi Unsworth for the Guardian.

Eddie “the Czar of Noir” Muller went on an Italian vacation and it inspired him to pen an Italy-themed crime column.

Stephen King’s pseudonymous BLAZE gets the review treatment at the Times and the Independent.

Susanna Yager looks at recent offerings
from Greg Iles and Jakob Arjouni.

Dorman Shindler sums up Jack Reacher’s appeal in his take on BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE. 

Congrats to Laura Lippman, Michael Koryta, Matt Rees, David Ignatius and Michael Connelly for their nominations in the mystery/suspense category of the Quills. Same to Laurie King and Garry Ryan for their Lambda Award wins.

Congrats also to Dana Kaye for scoring her first Chicago Sun-Times piece, where she reviews Ann Cleeves’ RAVEN BLACK.

Ditto for Judith Kelman on the occasion of her marriage
to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center researcher Peter Scardino.

Regis Behe talks with Jeffery Deaver about thriller writing, bad behavior and a brand-new series.

The Idaho Statesman previews the upcoming Murder in the Grove, while Anthony Rainone offered his thoughts on Mayhem in the Midlands.

Barbara Peters gives some quality book picks for Parade Magazine.

At the Rap Sheet, Ali Karim has a lengthy q&a with Richard Morgan, newly author of BLACK MAN.

Brian Lindenmuth has a “big sprawling interview” with Duane Swierczynski at Fantasy Book Spot.

A week late (because of that dratted PDF format) the Chicago Tribune makes available its Sara Paretsky cover story interview.

Katherine Powers refreshes our memory on the work and life of Patrick Hamilton.