Saturday, January 21, 2012

Crime Fiction News (Jan 21)

Thrill of it All readers were rabid for crime fiction legend Elmore Leonard this week, as he appeared in no fewer than four of this week's top 20 blog entries. Below, you can find the whole list of the most-read mystery and crime fiction entries at Thrill of it All for the week.

But first, this week's mystery and crime fiction news and reviews:
01 Edgar Nominees Announced (A Writer's Life)
02 Dalziel and Pascoe creator Reginald Hill Dies at 75 (New York Times)
03 PD James Kills Jane Austen (Poe's Deadly Daughters)
04 Get Justified with Elmore Leonard (Mystery Scene)
05 Cozy Mystery Books Recommendations – January 2012 (Cozy Mystery List)
06 Forgotten Book: A BOX OF TRICKS, Simon Brett (Mysteries in Paradise)
07 Madison murder mystery author back with a vengeance (Wisconsin State Journal)
08 Crime fiction: Nothing like a good 19th-century mystery (The Seattle Times)
09 Crime writer Ann Cleeves' Blue Lightning most borrowed book in 2011 (Shetland Times)
10 Casting the Detectives: Crime Fiction's Biggest Movie Stars (Wall Street Journal)

01. 25 Crime Fiction Series
02. Complete KURT WALLANDER by Henning Mankell
03. Coming next month: Chris Well's THRILL OF IT ALL podcast
04. Spyglass Lane Mysteries for less than a dollar!
05. Death of a Hussy (Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 5) by M.C. Beaton
06. Dark Horse Presents 'Miss Marple meets Dexter'
07. Complete ANNA PIGEON by Nevada Barr
08. In stores: RAYLAN by Elmore Leonard
09. 5 Questions: Susan Sleeman on NIPPED IN THE BUD
10. Complete DETECTIVE MURDOCH by Maureen Jennings
11. Star Island by Carl Hiaasen (book trailer)
12. Complete U.S. MARSHAL KAREN SISCO (Out of Sight) by Elmore Leonard
13. Complete PETER DECKER and RINA LAZARUS by Faye Kellerman
14. Complete NANCY DREW by Carolyn Keene
15. Complete U.S. Marshal RAYLAN GIVENS (Justified) by Elmore Leonard
17. Janet Evanovich: "Katherine Heigl is the perfect Stephanie Plum."
18. All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains
19. 150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010
20. Amateur Sleuth KAREN MAXWELL by K.D. Hays

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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.