Here There Be Smatterings
First, a hearty thank-you to Nick and Charles for their thoughtful guest-blogs. Now it’s my turn for more scattershot links:
John Gardner, thriller writer and the second author to write James Bond novels after Ian Fleming’s death, passed away on Monday at the age of 80.
Barry Forshaw has a nice overview essay of Ruth Rendell’s career in the Times.
From a while ago but only just online: Olen Steinhauer’s recommendations of where to go and what to do in Budapest.
Catherine Sampson picks her 10 favorite crime novels set in Asia.
The Louisville Courier-Journal profiles JT Lindroos and Kathleen Martin, the brainchildren behind Point Blank Press.
Signandsight.com chronicles Amir Valle’s difficult journey to writing crime fiction as a Cuban exile.
Ben Dolnick talks with the Washington Post about being a young writer, working in zoos and his literary influences.
Helon Habila wonders if this is the year of the Nigerian writer.
And finally, a most unusual way of promoting the Spanish-language edition of Rebecca Pawel’s DEATH OF A NATIONALIST.