Smatterings, the Long-Lasting Edition
Posting will be on the very, very light side this week, mostly because I’m putting together Publishers Lunch (regular and deluxe versions) while Michael Cader is on vacation. But there will be links today and a radio appearance tomorrow on WILL Radio’s Focus 580 with host David Inge, talking about crime & mystery fiction during the second hour of the broadcast (starting at 12:06 EDT/11:06 Central Time.)
In the meantime:
Dennis Lehane’s page-turning historical epic THE GIVEN DAY (about which more eventually, but suffice to say, I am still thinking about it) has attracted the film rights attention of Sam Raimi.
Laura Lippman confesses her addiction to collecting folk art to the Wall Street Journal.
Janet Evanovich chats with The Day about writing humor, her admiration for Robert B. Parker and the future of reading.
Patrick Anderson enjoys Paul Goldstein’s new legal thriller, albeit with reservations.
Ed Champion on Sarah Hall for the B&N Review.
Weird Al Yankovic, Greatest Living American Patriot?
Another severed foot washes ashore in British Columbia. That makes five. That means something criminal is going on, at least to me.
And finally, a child’s first cavity. Not the one you’re thinking.