Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Newsy Stuff

Crime writer Val McDermid has taken her love for her favourite football team Raith Rovers slightly further by sponsoring a stand at the grounds. More information can be found here.

Hard Case Crime are due to publish in pulp in December under the name of AC Doyle The Valley of Fear. The reinvention of Conan Doyle's sleuth into a pulp novel set in Chicago is an attempt to encourage readers who have been shying away from classic novels. More information can be found here.

We all know how much a hit Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has been. Now according to Variety it also appears that the film is going to be a hit as well. It has already been sold to ten countries.

TCM are planning a series which are one-hour specials under the title the Suspenseful World of Thrillers and will provide a Film Studies 101 look at top cinematic genres. Starting on October 2 at 8:00pm the first episode will look at Thrillers and Hitchcock. They will also cover Political, Crime, Gothic and Psychological thrillers.

The annual Agatha Christie week is due to take place between September 13 and 20 in the UK to celebrate all things Agatha Christie. According to the Bookseller authors Val McDermid, Kate Mosse and Jasper Fforde (all of whom are fans of Agatha Christie) will be having a discussion at the Southbank Centre on 16 September on the author. Further events are due to take place during the Reading Crime Festival between 10 and 12 September and during the Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay.

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