Saturday, March 24, 2012

Free Mysteries and Crime Fiction News (Mar 24): Ellery Queen, Elmore Leonard, Catholic Thriller

And so we come to our weekly installment of links to free eBooks and crime fiction news! At the top of our news roundup is a review of the book Blood Relations, which features some of the written correspondence between mystery writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. Under their shared byline Ellery Queen, the duo created an enduring brand, and some great mystery fiction. In fact, the book reveals the development of three of their best--Ten Days’ Wonder (a personal favorite), Cat of Many Tails, and The Origin of Evil.

Crime, Suspense and Mystery Fiction News, Reviews, and Interviews
01 Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 (Mystery Scene)
02 Watching the Victoria detectives (Sacramento Bee)
03 Spring Mystery Book Reading Ideas from Curated Mystery Books (WSJ: MarketWatch)
04 Karin Slaughter Series on TV (Mystery Scene)
05 This is a question for super Elmore Leonard/Justified Fans (Elmore Leonard)
06 Catholic Thriller Week: Dimiter by William Peter Blatty (Happy Catholic Bookshelf)
07 Review: Harlan Coben's 'Stay Close': From quiet domesticity to sheer terror (Sun Sentinel)
08 James Patterson donates his own books to troops (Washington Post)
09 Murder in a Basket is Launched & Upcoming Event (Amanda Flower)
10 Criminologist, USF grad creates forensic fiction (The Oracle)

THRILL OF IT ALL'S TOP 10 OF THE WEEK (new entries in bold)
01 Episode Three: "Don't Fall For That Trick" audio mystery
02 5 TV Stars Who Sang Their Own Theme Song
03 Complete JACK RYAN by Tom Clancy
04 Complete PERRY MASON by Erle Stanley Gardner
05 Scott Sigler's Galactic Football League coming to bookstores in August
06 Complete FATHER DOWLING by Ralph McInerny
07 5 Musical Guests as Themselves in Crime Stories
08 Complete NERO WOLFE and ARCHIE GOODWIN by Rex Stout
09 Complete U.S. Marshal RAYLAN GIVENS (Justified) by Elmore Leonard
10 Spyglass Lane Mysteries under a dollar!

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


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