Smatterings of the Vaguely Cryptic Variety
First, huge thank-yous to Messrs. Koryta and Hayes for classing up the joint the last two days. Especially with pictures! I think it’s time to add some more splashy graphics to Confessions. And change the design. And update the blogroll, now about two and a half years out of date. Someday, someday…
Something in the crime fiction water, part 1: Not only is this the worst headline ever, it’s a rehash of an old argument that was a rehash of an even older argument. (more here, with a boatload of comments to boot.) Oh, and now Dwight Garner has gone and blogged about it, “legitimizing” it even more. Gee, thanks.
Something in the crime fiction water, part 2: The same argument rages even more nastily in Sweden.
Something in the crime fiction water, part 3: Well, technically this is more about genre in general, but the first two paragraphs definitely apply (though the rest of the essay is quite good.)
Tasha Alexander gets a great writeup from Nashville Scene.
Jenny Davidson talks with Peter Temple about crime fiction, why he hasn’t set a novel in his native South Africa, and his fondness for horse racing.
Colleen Mondor gives an overview of the First One Shot World Tour Schedule.
I don’t believe this for a minute. Nope, not a bit.