With travel behind me and ThrillerFest getting under way, somehow the Sunday link roundup got lost in the shuffle, but here’s a mid-week replacement:

Nathaniel Rich writes about the Scanadinavian crime boom at Slate.

Marilyn Stasio reviewed recent crime fiction by Jennifer McMahon, Robert Goddard, Thomas H. Cook and Richard Lange (and yet, I never got a copy of this book. Even though I would like to read it, very much.)

Speaking of THIS WICKED WORLD, it gets very good notice from Antoine Wilson over at the LA Times.

Marcel Berlins rounds up recent crime fiction by Denise Mina, John Connolly and Reggie Nadelson for the Times of London.

Patrick Anderson more or less digs Greg Iles’ THE DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL but wonders at reader tolerance for brutal violence towards women.

Oline Cogdill likes what she reads of Ian Vasquez’s LONESOME POINT.

The Observer’s Nicola Barr is bowled over by Stuart Neville’s crime debut THE TWELVE (aka THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST when it’s published in the US this fall)

Robin Vidimos has her say on David Liss’s newest historical thriller THE DEVIL’S COMPANY in the Denver Post.

Larry Doyle’s novel I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER is coming soon as a movie, and he talks to the Baltimore Sun – his hometown paper – about the book-to-film conversion.

With Megan Abbott’s excellent new novel BURY ME DEEP in stores, she gives the story behind the story to the Rap Sheet and gets interviewed at length by Jedediah Ayres.

J.A. Konrath is profiled by the Chicago Sun-Times with his new novel, CHERRY BOMB, recently releases.

George Pelecanos speaks to Omnivoracious about juvenile detention facilities, growing up and staying in the DC area and his new novel, THE WAY HOME. (via)

The Rap Sheet also reports on upcoming prequels to R.D. Wingfield’s Inspector Frost novels written by James Garbutt and Henry Sutton, though I’m not quite sure what to make of this news.

The Chicago Tribune’s Julia Keller looks at the spate of “damaged women” in books, film and television.

And finally, oh, Nicole Bobek. I suspected you might fall, but this ard?