Sunday Smatterings Curry Favor

Hallie Ephron reviews new mysterious tales by Ruth Rendell, Emily Arsenault and Keith Raffel for the Boston Globe.

At the Sunday Times, Peter Millar rounds up recent thrillers by Michael Robotham, Gerald Seymour and Mehmet Murat Somer.

The Missoulian recaps the recent James Crumley panel at the Montana Book Festival, which had Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos and James Grady pay tribute to the late, great crime writer.

George V. Higgins gets his due from WBUR, as does his first (and best-loved) novel THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE.

Dennis Lehane appears to be almost done with his upcoming, untitled, Kenzie/Gennaro novel, about which he talks further with the Tampa Bay Tribune’s Colette Bancroft.

Michael Connelly discusses his new Harry Bosch novel NINE DRAGONS with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

John Hart poses with his newly won Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the Greensboro News-Record.

The Sacramento Bee chats with Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller, arguably the First Couple of P.I. fiction.

Julie Rivett, the granddaughter of Dashiell Hammett, offers a glimpse into how the family has kept his literary legacy alive to the Tri-City Herald.

Sara Paretsky discourses on HARDBALL, her latest V.I. Warshawski outing, to the SF Chronicle.

Ruth Dudley Edwards can’t be happier about the recent Irish crime wave.

Jess Walter talks with the Oregonian about moving from journalism to writing and his wonderful new novel THE FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS.

Megan Abbott chats with Lee Horsley, who is one serious expert on all things noir fiction, in two parts for The Rap Sheet.

Anne Rice may have moved on, but she does dig the current vampire-lit craze.

The National Post’s Afterword blog has perhaps the most comprehensive coverage of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, which goes on until next weekend.Though the Globe & Mail is giving the Post a run for its IFOA coverage money, too.

What to do about William Heirens? Something tells me that we’re not going to know the whole story until he dies – most likely, behind bars.