Saturday, February 04, 2012

Crime Fiction News (Feb 4): Support Your Library

'Library Shelves' photo (c) 2005, cybrgrl - license: a wide margin, the biggest traffic on The Thrill of it All this week was folks reading about the two-day Big Kindle Boogie with authors Lee Goldberg, J.A. Konrath, J. Carson Black, Scott Nicholson, and Blake Crouch. The event is over now—it's too late to get your free eBooks, and the prizes have all been divied out...but any authors who are trying to figure out the changing world of publishing would still do well to watch pretty much anything these five are doing.

Among the event's prizes, it should be noted, was a $500 donation to a one winner's local library. In fact, the topic of libraries turned up in a few times in the news below...

Recent crime and mystery fiction news, reviews, and interviews from around the web:
01 Best-selling crime writer Val McDermid on the importance of public libraries (
02 Crime novels dominate library list (The Press Association)
03 Jones Library session to host panel on crime fiction writing (GazetteNET)
04 Writing it more real than reality could be: Elmore Leonard (Mail & Guardian Online)
05 Elmore Leonard, 86, still on top with new novel, hit TV series‎ (The Detroit News)
06 Nordic Crime Fiction, February 1, 2012 (Library Journal)
07 Crime Beat: Trading blows over the 'Genre Snob' debate (Books LIVE)
08 Book Review: Left For Dead by J. A. Jance (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
09 Fiction review: Florida mysteries (Richmond Times Dispatch)
10 The Original Sam McCain Mysteries by Ed Gorman (Seattle Post Intelligencer)

THRILL OF IT ALL'S TOP 20 (new entries in bold)
01 75 Free eBooks, 10 free Kindle Fires, and $500 for a library
02 All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains
03 The Complete PARKER by Richard Stark
04 Amateur Sleuth TRISH CUNNINGHAM by Candice Speare Prentice
05 Crime Fiction News (Jan 28): Steven James, Edgar Allan Poe
06 Complete U.S. MARSHAL KAREN SISCO (Out of Sight) by Elmore Leonard
07 150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010
08 Mystery Writers Talk Crime in the City
09 Murder Mystery in Nashville Feb 17
10 How to write a cozy mystery
11 Next week: Chris Well's THRILL OF IT ALL podcast!
12 Complete PETER DECKER and RINA LAZARUS by Faye Kellerman
13 Complete U.S. Marshal RAYLAN GIVENS (Justified) by Elmore Leonard
14 Complete DETECTIVE MURDOCH by Maureen Jennings
15 The return of FEMME NOIR
16 Dr. Whodunit
17 Complete STEPHANIE PLUM by Janet Evanovich
18 Complete NANCY DREW by Carolyn Keene
19 Crime Fiction Alphabet: M is for MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP
20 Hard Case unearths lost novel by James M. Cain

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