Sunday Smatterings With Extra Sugar

Oline Cogdill looks at Bob Morris’s new mystery novel BAJA FLORIDA for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The G&M’s Margaret Cannon has her say on crime fiction by Philip Kerr, Ian Weir, John McFetridge, Robert B. Parker, Gwendolyn Southin and Phyllis Smallman.

Also in the Globe & Mail, William Deverell delineates between the mystery and thriller elements of Linwood Barclay’s NEVER LOOK AWAY. 

Adam Woog raves about Laurie King’s new Holmes and Russell mystery THE GOD OF THE HIVE in the Seattle Times.

Marcel Berlins examines recent crime and thriller fare by Jo Nesbo, Camilla Lackberg and Margie Orford.

Linda Fairstein gives a guided tour of New York – and the locations of her newest crime novel HELL GATE – to the New York Daily News.

John Le Carre reveals some of the real-life inspiration for his spy fiction to the Sunday Times.

Are gumshoes making a Hollywood comeback? Variety seems to think so, what with the spate of news on film adaptations of books by Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich. (Let’s add Don Winslow to that list, too.)

Ellery Queen makes its Readers Choice Award selections.

The WSJ Q&As with Sam Lipsyte on THE ASK, writing comedy and why he’s “never going to write THE DA VINCI CODE” (though if he did, it would be wonderfully strange…) Lipsyte also lunches with his former editor Gerry Howard, who writes it all up for The Daily Beast.

And finally, armed robbery. At a high-stakes poker tournament. On Live TV.