Sunday Smatterings with a Two-Step

Oline Cogdill calls BLACK WATER RISING by Attica Locke “clearly one of the year’s best debuts.”

Val McDermid, as part of the Times of London’s summer reading issue, reviews a plethora of new novels by the likes of Reginald Hill, Sophie Hannah and Declan Hughes.

Hallie Ephron devotes her Boston Globe column to new mysteries by Elizabeth Sims, Michael Robertson and Tim Maleeny.

David Montgomery rounds up new crime fiction by Attica Locke, George Pelecanos, Travis Thrasher, Dennis Tafoya and Ken Bruen in the Chicago Sun-Times.

In the Globe and Mail, Margaret Cannon has her say on thrillers and mysteries by Philip Margolin, Ross Pennie, Arturo Sangalli, John Sandford, Janet Evanovich and Sean Costello.

Also in the Sun-Times, Lee Child’s latest is praised by Randy Michael Signor while also profiling Child’s younger brother Andrew Grant.

Dick Adler raves about Theresa Schwegel’s new crime novel LAST KNOWN ADDRESS in the Chicago Tribune.

The Kellermans have another writer in the family – 16 year old Aliza, who with mother Faye has collaborated on a young adult novel, PRISM. The two are profiled in the Kansas City Star about the book.

Jon Stock talks about researching his new thriller DEAD SPY RUNNING in the Telegraph, which loved the book’s contemporary take on espionage tactics.

Man Booker International Prize winner Alice Munro gave a reading at Trinity College Dublin, which the Irish Times covered (though she wouldn’t be interviewed.)

Publishers Weekly’s Jonathan Segura went to Iceland and, among other things, met up with crime writing star Yrsa Sigudardottir.

Rege Behe at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review chats with Richard Lange about his gritty debut novel THIS WICKED WORLD.

John Grisham’s A TIME TO KILL is 20 years old, and USA TODAY celebrates that anniversary – quite a bit’s happened since then…

There’s to be a new edition of Ernest Hemingway’s memoir MOVEABLE FEAST, as edited by his grandson Sean.