Arthur Ellis Award winner Barbara Fradkin chats with the CBC about her Inspector Green series, setting mysteries in Ottawa and her next projects.

Brian Lindenmuth has a fascinating piece about Black Crime Fiction, with recommended reading listed at the end.

Patrick Anderson rightfully goes gaga
for SONGS OF INNOCENCE by Richard Aleas.

Sebastian Faulks talks to EW’s Popwatch blog about taking the James Bond reins. (via)

Stephen Carter is interviewed by Black Star News
about his new legal thriller, NEW ENGLAND WHITE.

More Thrillerfest: PW gets dispatches from Jonathan Santlofer and Peter Cannon, while the ITW website has podcasts aplenty with Jeff Ayers at the helm.

Time Magazine asks a slew of writers, from Pete Hamill to Alexander McCall Smith to Joyce Carol Oates, for their summer reading guilty pleasures.

And finally, women and men are almost equally chatty, according to a new study. Stereotypes be damned!! (via)