Thursday Smatterings

The Wall Street Journal has a big feature on the James Bond franchise, continuing with Sebastian Faulks’ DEVIL MAY CARE at the end of the month. Also, the limited edition features a secret car.

The Seattle Times chats with Elizabeth George
about her newest Inspector Lynley novel CARELESS IN RED.

Speaking of George, Patrick Anderson is astonished to discover how good the book is – and how much backlist reading he has to do to catch up.

NPR’s Mike Shuster talks Philip Marlowe
with Otto Penzler & Robert Crais. (via)

A happy Charlaine Harris talks about the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series with the East Valley Tribune.

The Hereford Times profiles Manda Scott and her new thriller THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

Jean Hannah Edelstein wonders where the female picaresque novels have gone to. Probably to the YA section, featuring paranormal elements, I reckon.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s retirement from writing novels turns out to have been greatly exaggerated after all

Much linked already, but Scott Timberg’s Q&A with Mark Sarvas is worth checking out, as is Time Out New York’s profile

And finally, go Ottawa!