Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crime Fiction News (Jan 28)

The big ticket at Thrill of it All this week were new entries in our ever-growing catalog of mystery series -- with a complete list of Steven James' mysteries starring FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers at the top of the list. Other new additions this week were lists of Jessica Beck's Donut Shop Mysteries and Lisa Lutz's series starring the Spellman family. Below, you'll find the whole Top 20 links this week at The Thrill of it All.

But first, recent crime and mystery fiction news, reviews, and interviews from around the web:
01 Edgar Allan Poe 'toaster' tradition is no more (Washington Post)
02 'The Raven': New poster for thriller starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe (EW)
03 The Making of a Mystery (Spyglass Lane Mysteries)
04 First ever crime writing MA launched‎ (The Guardian UK)
05 Exclusive Interview: A Conversation with Carol Higgins Clark‎ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
06 Pulp Fiction: Audio Edition (Publishers Weekly)
07 Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco (San Francisco Chronicle)
08 Between the Lines: Crime fiction author Robert Crais is no detective‎ (Sacramento Bee)
09 The English love affair with the murder mystery (
10 Book Review: The James Bond Bedside Companion [Kindle Edition] (Blogcritics Books)
11 Interview: Jeri Westerson, Author of the Crispin Quest Series (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
‎12 'Haywire': Soderbergh thriller a cracking good time, critics say‎ (Los Angeles Times)
13 One For The Money: Number's up for comedy thriller (The Province)
14 Review: Kojak: The Complete Movie Collection (DVD Talk Review)

THRILL OF IT ALL'S TOP 20 (new entries in bold)
01 Complete PATRICK BOWERS by Steven James
02 Spyglass Lane Mysteries for less than a dollar!
03 In two weeks: Chris Well's THRILL OF IT ALL podcast!
04 Complete DETECTIVE MURDOCH by Maureen Jennings
05 All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains
06 In stores: RAYLAN by Elmore Leonard
07 The Complete PARKER by Richard Stark
08 Complete SUZANNE HART (Donut Shop Mysteries) by Jessica Beck
09 Crime Fiction News (Jan 21): Elmore Leonard
10 Complete THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz
11 Janet Evanovich: "Katherine Heigl is the perfect Stephanie Plum."
12 Mystery TV Themes: HARDY BOYS / NANCY DREW
13 Murder Mystery in Nashville Feb 17
14 How to write a cozy mystery
15 150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010
16 Complete U.S. MARSHAL KAREN SISCO (Out of Sight) by Elmore Leonard
17 5 Questions: Susan Sleeman on NIPPED IN THE BUD
18 The Mysterious Disappearance of Edgar Allan Poe's Admirer
19 The changing face of traditional mystery fiction
20 Milton Caniff’s STEVE CANYON at Christmas
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