Friday, July 11, 2008

Back to Bond

The new James Bond novel, Devil May Care, by author Sebastian Faulks ("writing as Ian Fleming"), reportedly picks up where Fleming left off in 1966 (despite the many, many official, licensed James Bond novels written over the years by other authors). Much is made of how "authentic" the book is, but novelist, TV producer (and Kentucky Colonel) Lee Goldberg begs to differ: "This feels like a limp effort to rip-off GOLDFINGER...the movie, not the book...and it fails on just about every level. This isn't a bad book, it's not just a very good one. It's literary cool whip ... "

Related links:
Complete JAMES BOND novels by Ian Fleming
Complete Guide To James Bond Songs

Speaking of Lee Goldberg, he posted several dispatches from the International Mystery Writers Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, which included a radio drama-style production of his play, MAPES FOR HIRE. Follow the links to read up on his adventures here in the Mid-South:
Elvis, BBQ and The Gavel
BBQ and Crime
The Play is the Thing
Colonel Goldberg
The Jewish Colonels
Leaving Kentucky
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.