Sunday Smatterings

Eddie Muller’s new Guilty Bystander column looks at recent books by Nina Revoyr, Denise Hamilton, Loren Estleman, Matthew Stokoe, Jerry Kenneally and Adrienne Barbeau.

Oline Cogdill also reviews Denise Hamilton’s new one in brief, as well as Daniel Silva’s latest.

Tom Nolan looks at the latest offerings by George Pelecanos, Luis Alfredo Garcia-Roza and Edward Wright.

Also in the WSJ, Andrew Klavan picks his five best psychological crime novels.

Frank Wilson has a mixed take on Benjamin Black’s THE LEMUR.

Tom & Enid Schantz review mysteries of the traditional variety by Philip Gooden, Lis Howell and Catherine Aird.

Susanna Yager has her say on new crime fiction by Mark Billingham and Magdalen Nabb.

Mark Timlin does the same for new books by Lisa Gardner, Robert Grimsdale, Stephen Hunter and Robert Ellis.

Ditto John Dugdale on thrillers by Robert Ryan, Peter Temple, Robert Crais, Karin Slaughter, Adrian McKinty, Alex Dryden, Chelsea Cain and Gerald Seymour.

At the Guardian, Laura Wilson and Matthew Lewin review mysteries and thrillers by Laura Lippman, Shona Maclean, Walter Mosley and Jesse Kellerman.

Adam Woog approves of the fantasy realism in Doug Dorst’s ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS.

The Macau Daily Times meets Christopher G. Moore and his Vincent Calvino detective novels.

Bart Schneider talks up his very entertaining, poetic new literary thriller to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Suzi Feay goes on a London pub crawl with Christopher Fowler as part of the runup to the publication of the new (and awesome) Bryant & May novel THE VICTORIA VANISHES.

Gold Dagger winner Frances Fyfield on why crime fiction ought to be taken more seriously.

I’m doing my best to avoid all things Stephenie Meyer and BREAKING DAWN, but Lizzie Skurnick’s essay is definitely worth reading.

Geoff Nicholson on literary maladies.

Making a case for revisiting Daphne DuMaurier’s work.

I will always read anything Nicholson Baker writes, I now realize.

RWA on the Today Show. That is seriously cool; so when will it be Bouchercon’s turn? (via)

The NY Times Magazine on Internet trolls, and I’m sorry, the picture of the guy who claims to be Weev cannot be him if his claims of having to live like a fugitive are true. Also, holy sociopathy, Batman.

And finally, correlation is not causality, the pH edition.