Sunday Smatterings

Despite only attending ThrillerFest for one day, the recovery period is taking as long as it would for full conference attendance. Go figure. Here’s who won the Thrillers, and what others had to say.

In her newest NYT column Marilyn Stasio says good things about the new Robert Crais and Thomas Cook novels and great things about Catherine O’Flynn’s WHAT WAS LOST.

Oline Cogdill also has good things to say about Crais’s CHASING DARKNESS.

Adam Woog recommends summer crime fiction reading by Tana French, Don Winslow, Duane Swierczynski, Benjamin Black, Lee Child, Robert B. Parker and Janet Evanovich.

At the Guardian, Laura Wilson rounds up crime fiction by Suzette Hill, Andrew Martin, David Levien and Karin Fossum.

Margaret Cannon has her say on mysteries and thrillers by Stephen Carter, Matthew Stokoe, Stephen White, Thomas Perry, Gwendolyn Southin and Thomas H. Cook.

Mark Timlin reviews crime in brief by Jeffery Deaver, Jeff Abbott, Charlie Newton and John Sandford for the Independent on Sunday, while Marcel Berlins does the same for new releases by Robert Crais, Laura Lippman and Michele Guitarri for the Times.

Also at the Times, Deaver talks of mayhem, plotting and identity theft with Peter Millar.

Susanna Yager on new novels by Christopher Fowler and Michele Guitarri and Jake Kerridge on foreign crime fiction by Andrea Camilleri, Hakan Nesser, Leonardo Padura and Andrea Maria Schenkel for the Telegraph.

Liz Porter writes about Australia’s crime fiction boom for the Age.

Catherine O’Flynn gets the Q&A treatment from Anna Mundow at the Boston Globe.

The National Post enters the world of Stephanie Plum and Janet Evanovich.

In the LAT, Ed Park has a mixed take on John Scalzi’s upcoming SF novel ZOE’S TALE, James Sallis remembers Thomas Disch fondly and Diana Wagman is disturbed by Natsuo Kirino’s THE REAL WORLD.

And finally, one of the more unusual contributions by Charles Mingus.