Sara Paretsky will be appearing at the Southbank Centre in a rare visit to the UK to promote her latest VI Warshawski novel Hardball. The event will be held in the Purcell Room at 7:45pm. More information about the event and how to obtain tickets can be found here.
Debut novelist James McCreet whose first book The Incendiary's Trail, is a Victorian detective thriller influenced by the early works of Edgar Allan Poe gives his top ten picks of Victorian detective novels in the Guardian. The list can be found here.
An article in The Guardian as to why Henning Mankell will no longer be writing any more books featuring his Swedish detective Kurt Wallander. The article can be found here.The next book in the series to be released in the UK in February will be The Man From Beijing. The most recent book to be released in Sweden (and the last) is called The Worried man.
There is also an excellent interview in The Times with Henning Mankell by Marcel Berlins. The whole interview can be read here.
Channel 4’s TV book club have released their inaugural list. The 10 part series is produced by Cactus TV whose Managing Director is Amanda Ross. Cactus TV are the team behind the Richard & Judy Book Club. The full list can be found here and includes Blacklands a debut crime novel by Belinda Bauer, The Rapture by Liz Jensen an apocalyptic thriller set in the near future, with eco-disaster looming and George Pelecanos’s excellent 2009 novel The Way home. The first programme will be shown on the 17 January.
For those of you that heard P.D James rake the BBC’s Director General Mark Thompson over the coals on Radio 4’s Today programme will enjoy the article in The Times which can be found here.
Slightly late but still worth reading The Daily Telegraph have listed their thrillers of the year. Not surprisingly Dan Brown does not make the cut.