Not Exactly the Weekend Update

So instead, just links of the mystery-related variety:

At the Washington Post, authors like Janet Evanovich, David Baldacci and Diana Gabaldon discuss what makes for a good beach read.

The Irish Independent looks at the country’s crime-writing boom.

John Connolly talks with the North Shore News about his newest novel THE REAPERS.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review catches up with Don Winslow.

The Independent on Sunday’s Danuta Kean discourses with Karin Slaughter on graphic violence, her new novel and reader expectations.

Jincy Willett talks about her turn to mystery writing to the San Diego Union Tribune.

Now that he’s hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, the Observer figures it’s a good time to profile Lee Child. The Chicago Sun-Times thinks along the same lines, too.

Marilyn Stasio’s crime column features new releases by Ruth Rendell, Daniel Judson, Lawrence Block and Jeffery Deaver.

Oline Cogdill approves of the first in Barbara Parker’s new series, THE DARK OF DAY.

The Trib’s Paul Goat Allen has his say on new crime fiction
by Anthony Neil Smith, Shannon Burke, E.F. Merzel, Jonathan Santlofer and Barbara Fister.

The Times’ Marcel Berlins reviews new crime novels by Peter James, Andrea Camilleri, Karin Fossum and Adrian McKinty.Also in the Times, various writers and critics, including Ian Rankin, choose the books they loathe the most.

At the Telegraph, Susanna Yager opines on recent thrillers by Will Lavender and Christopher G. Moore.

And finally, I would have seen this movie, totally.