Links at Last

Deadline hell is nearing an end, as is my Olympics obsession, just in time for some light travel. So for those wondering about the loss of the Weekend Update, it’ll be back in earnest after Labor Day, and in ersatz form, well, now:

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini, the First Couple of crime fiction, are profiled in the Sacramento Bee.

My own profile of Tish Cohen, focusing on her film and TV deals and the poignant and funny new novel INSIDE OUT GIRL, ran in Maclean’s last week.

Patrick Anderson feels like Bill Loehfelm’s FRESH KILLS was something of a bait and switch, though I suggest it was a case of letting expectations overshadow the text.

Speaking of Loehfelm, he’s profiled in the Staten Island Advance.

More reviews: David Montgomery’s Sun-Times roundup, Marcel Berlins doing the same in the Times, Oline Cogdill’s rave for Marcus Sakey’s GOOD PEOPLE, Donna Rifkind on Bart Schneider’s THE MAN IN THE BLIZZARD, Susanna Yager on new offerings from Gianluca Morozzi and Barry Matiland, the Charleston City Paper loathed THE GIRL IN THE DRAGON TATTOO, and the Guardian’s Patrick Ness loving the new Kate Atkinson.

Perserverance paid off for Amy McKinnon as her debut novel, TETHERED, finally appears in stores.

More on Black Star Crime, Mills & Boon’s new crime fiction imprint. M&B continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary, by the way.

The shortlists for the new ITV3 Crime & Thriller Awards.

More Crime in the City segments from NPR: Colin Cotterill, Jason Goodwin, Matt Beynon Rees and Denise Mina. Plus George Pelecanos on Weekend Edition.

Jeffery Deaver explains in Parade Magazine (!) how his identity being stolen provided the inspiration for THE BROKEN WINDOW.

Great film news for Duane Swierczynski.

Laura Lippman’s new Tess Monaghan tale will run in the New York Times Magazine starting September 7.

P.D. James profiled in the Times of London.

Sam Savage’s FIRMIN is an international hit! How cool is that?!

More people should give each other the benefit of the doubt, yes.

The Oregon Mail Tribune has a lengthy piece on the Gilley murder case and Kathryn Harrison’s WHILE THEY SLEPT.

Killer Nashville, which took place over the weekend, got a nice writeup in Nashville Scene.

Where in the world is Keith Reinhard? Or, for that matter, John Lake?

And finally, this is a real commercial. I know.