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.
Jeffery Deaver explains in Parade Magazine (!) how his identity being stolen provided the inspiration for THE BROKEN WINDOW.
Laura Lippman’s new Tess Monaghan tale will run in the New York Times Magazine starting September 7.
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.
And finally, this is a real commercial. I know.