Saturday, March 10, 2012

Crime Fiction News Top 10 (Mar 10): Mystery Award Nominees, Justified, EQMM

The Strand Magazine has announced its nominees for the 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists, from news venues such as USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and several other daily papers.

Recent crime, suspense and mystery fiction news, reviews, and interviews
01 Strand Magazine Critics Awards Nominees (Mystery Fanfare)
02 At The Office with Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane (Mystery Scene)
03 The Problem With Updating Your Backlist ((Mystery Writing is Murder)
04 FX Picks up Justified for Season 4! (Elmore Leonard)
05 Inside inSinC: March 2012 (Sisters in Crime)
06 EPISODE 31: "A Drowning at Snow's Cut" by Art Taylor (EQMM's Fiction Podcast)
07 The Making of a Book Cover (Spyglass Lane Mysteries)
08 'The Dead Witness' focuses on early mystery writers (Kansas City Star)
09 'The Next Right Thing': A Crime Novel With Insights Into Addiction (The Atlantic)
10 Dear Book Lover: Frightening Fiction (Wall Street Journal)

THRILL OF IT ALL'S TOP 10 OF THE WEEK(new entries in bold)
01 World Premiere: Chris Well's Thrill of it All Podcast!
02 New covers for the Earl Walker Mysteries!
03 Amateur Sleuth PAIGE TURNER (Garden Gate Mysteries) by Susan Sleeman
04 Complete THEODOSIA BROWNING (Tea Shop Mysteries) by Laura Childs
05 5 Musical Guests as Themselves in Crime Stories: Mannix, Monk
06 5 Crime Stories on '60s Sitcoms
07 Spyglass Lane Mysteries under a dollar!
08 Dark Horse Presents 'Miss Marple meets Dexter'
09 How to Write Thrillers: ITW Workshop With Gayle Lynds
10 Complete SPENSER by Robert B. Parker

01 What's next for Richard Stark's PARKER
02 All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers on Trains
03 Read the origin of BATMAN free online!
04 Complete GOLDY SCHULZ by Diane Mott Davidson
05 Complete HAMISH MACBETH by M.C. Beaton
06 The Mysterious Disappearance of Edgar Allan Poe's Admirer
07 How to write a cozy mystery
08 Complete PETER DECKER and RINA LAZARUS by Fay Kellerman
09 Modern day SHERLOCK on PBS Masterpiece Mystery
10 150+ Mystery Series: 1841-2010

Top 10: Crime Fiction News (Mar 3): Godfather prequel, George Smiley, Crime eBooks
Feb 25: Free Batman, J.K. Rowling, Sara Paretsky, Jewish Mystery Authors
Crime Fiction News (Feb 18): Agatha Awards, Jennifer Aniston, Father Dowling
Crime Fiction News (Feb 11): Janet Evanovich, J.A. Jance, Eric Wilson
Crime Fiction News (Feb 4): Libraries, J.A. Konrath, Val McDermid, Elmore Leonard

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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.