Sunday, 26 September 2010

More newsy stuff

According to Galley Cat, Karin Slaughter has signed a new two book deal with Delacorte Press. The two books will feature characters from her best selling Atlanta and Grant County Series. The first novel, Fallen will be published in May 2011.

An excellent article in Saturday’s Guardian (25/9) from Val McDermid about her hero Christopher Marlowe.

James Ellroy whose newest novel is The Hilliker Curse talks to Allen Barra of The Daily Beast (Book Beast) about a writer’s inner demons and his need to once again to write about his mother’s murder. The Telegraph’s Claudia FitzHerbert also reviews The Hilliker Curse.

An interesting essay by Janet Potter on the phenomenon that is Stieg Larsson can be found on The Millions blog. Aside from the essay, what is also fascinating are some of the comments that were posted in response.

On Women on the Web, writer Brooks Riley takes a look at Stieg Larsson and all things Scandinavian.

Whilst not strictly crime fiction but nevertheless an interesting and cool article is an interactive literary map of Manhattan. It does however include The Real Cool Killers by Chester Himes, The Marathon Man by William Goldman, Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, All the Flowers are Dying by Lawrence Block, Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming, The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, The Dark Tower Vol VII by Stephen King, The Silent Speaker by Rex Stout, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, The Dortmunder Series by Donald Westlake, The Alienist by Caleb Carr, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen and When the Cats Away by Kinky Friedman.

In the Daily Telegraph Henning Mankell reviews John le CarrĂ©’s new novel Our Kind of Traitor and reveals why believes that le CarrĂ© is still entitled to his indignation.

Alison Flood reviews in the Guardian Andrew Taylor’s new novel Anatomy of Ghosts and comes to the conclusion that this book is certainly worth spending time with and reading.

Slightly late but still newsworthy. For those of you that have may have forgotten that it was Agatha Christie’s 120th anniversary this September you will no doubt enjoy the Guardian article and also the Google Doodle that was placed on their UK home page on the day of her birthday.

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