Saturday, March 17, 2012

Free Mysteries and Crime Fiction News (Mar 17): James Patterson, Margery Allingham, historical mysteries

In this week's news roundup, the first three links point to the March issue of International Thriller Writers' webzine The Big ThrillJames Patterson answers questions about Private Games, Alex Cross, and how a mid-list author can find an audience; Harlan Coben shares about his novel Stay Close; plus news about Lee Child's live Mentor Forum appearance.

Crime, Suspense and Mystery Fiction News, Reviews, and Interviews
01 Between the Lines: An Interview with James Patterson (The Big Thrill)
02 Interview: Stay Close by Harlan Coben (The Big Thrill)
03 Behind the Scenes With Lee Child (The Big Thrill) - scroll down
04 Debut novel sets new tone in Swedish crime fiction (CBS News)
05 Sleuths soar as history loves company (Sydney Morning Herald)
06 St. Patrick's Day Crime Fiction (Mystery Fanfare)
07 A Writer to Remember: Margery Allingham (Mystery Scene)
08 Introducing the LaTisha Barnhart Mystery Series (Spyglass Lane Mysteries)
09 Meet Frances Devine (Spyglass Lane Mysteries)
10 Fact From Fiction: Writing Crime Fiction From Police Documents (Huffington Post)

THRILL OF IT ALL'S TOP 10 OF THE WEEK (new entries in bold)
01 Episode Two: Chris Well's Thrill of it All Audiocast!
02 Complete FATHER DOWLING by Ralph McInerny
03 Scott Sigler's Galactic Football League coming to bookstores in August
04 Top 5 Fight Scenes on TV
05 5 TV Stars Who Sang Their Own Theme Song
06 5 Musical Guests as Themselves in Crime Stories
07 Amateur Sleuth PAIGE TURNER (Garden Gate Mysteries) by Susan Sleeman
08 New covers for the Earl Walker Mysteries!
09 5 Crime Stories on '60s Sitcoms
10 Nashville's own Mysteries & More: Books to Die For!

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