Never on Sunday Smatterings

The NYTBR’s Marilyn Stasio reviews new crime fiction by Patricia Cornwell, Reginald Hill, Emily Arsenault and Karen Maitland. 

Oline Cogdill raves about Michael Connelly’s NINE DRAGONS and also reviews recent paperback originals by Jason Pinter and

Margaret Cannon at the Globe & Mail has her say on recent mysteries and thrillers by Karin Fossum, R.J. Ellory, Denise Mina, Mark Billingham and R.J. Ellory.

Also in the G&M, H.J. Kirchoff evaluates Michael Connelly’s new Harry Bosch novel NINE DRAGONS.

Tom Nolan likes where Stephen Jay Schwartz’s debut thriller is going, but gets bogged down in the blood and gore at the book’s end. 

Laura Wilson rounds up recent crime forays by Patricia Melo, Frances Fyfield, Ruth Rendell and Ryan David Jahn for the Guardian.

Dennis Lehane talks with the Boston Phoenix about BOSTON NOIR, film adaptations and what’s next.

Michael Connelly tells the LA Weekly about moving from journalism to crime fiction (with accompanying press pass from those days of yore.)

The Liverpool Post meets up with David Peace to talk Red Riding, Brian Clough, and matters mysterious.

Ruth Rendell and PD James, however, aren’t such fans of the TV and film adaptations of their books.

Paul Tremblay previews his second narcoleptic detective novel, NO SLEEP TILL WONDERLAND, for the Stoughton Local.

Bill and Toby Gottfried, the brainchildren behind Left Coast Crime (and Bouchercon in Monterey) chat with Jewish Weekly about their love of crime fiction and why they read so much of it.

Channel 12 News in Phoenix profiles the Poisoned Pen – bookstore and publisher – and highlights how much of a landmark it is in the city and beyond.

The Swedish crime wave continues unabated, as the GlobalPost discovers with regards to the massive success of the country’s crime fiction.

Jennifer Choldenko reveals why she’s written a sequel to the marvelous AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS to the Washington Post.

Kinky Friedman is running for Governor of Texas – this time as a Democrat, and this time to get the death penalty off the books, as he explains to the Daily Beast’s Marty Beckerman.

Guy Gavriel Kay pokes through the thrush of awards season, hoping the knives aren’t drawn too soon.

Jake Adelstein talks about TOKYO VICE, his often hairy and thrilling account of working as a police reporter, with the Japan Times.

The Times of London’s Erica Wagner meets up with Philip Roth to talk about his new book THE HUMBLING, which ultimately I found less shocking than it thought itself to be. 

Is the Kindle’s new International Edition really going to change reading as we know it? Well, Stephen Marche, first they have to get some of the pesky logistics, like territory, royalties and DRM, fixed before batting around words like “game-changer” and “life-changing.”

Happy 50th Anniversary, Asterix!

And finally, R.I.P. Norma Fox Mazer, one of the greats of YA literature.