Sunday, 21 November 2010

Newsy Stuff

He may be dead but Stieg Larsson is still in the news. The Wall Street Journal has an article on previously unpublished emails by Larsson which show how he set out to defy what is considered to be the conventions of the crime fiction genre. The emails published in the book "On Stieg Larsson" is being published as part of the deluxe boxed edition. The book contains four essays about the author as well as emails between the author and his editor Eva Gedin.

In Saturday's Guardian (20 November) there is a round up of John O'Connell's choice of thrillers which include James Lee Burke's new Dave Robicheaux novel The Glass Rainbow, The Last Talk With Lola Faye by Thomas H Cook, Crimson China by Betsy Tobin and Andrew Klavan's The Identity Man. The full round-up can be found here.

Also to be found in the Guardian is a review of the new Eoin McNamee novel Orchid Blue. The review by John Burnside looks at the novel which is once again based on on an historical case which took place in Northern Ireland. Those of you that are familiar with his work will recognise the connection with his 2001 Booker Prize long-listed novel Blue Tango

Jenny Turner (again in the Guardian) has written an article about John Ajvide-Lindqvist's excellent novel Harbour. Lindqvist's latest novel is set on a fictional island where the hero is investigating the disappearance his daughter who has gone missing after he and his wife and the daughter have gone back to the island on a visit.

Maxim Jakubowski's top 10 crime locations are discussed in the Guardian. His book Following the Detectives has been published recently.

The Independent have listed what they consider the 50 best winter reads. The complete list can be found here. At least there are a number of crime novels on the list.

The Independent also have a review of the paperback issue of Arnaldur Indridason's novel Hypothermia.

The Daily Telegraph looks at the new George Clooney film The American and why filmgoers love the lone assassin. Clooney is also said to be rejoining his long-time collaborator Steven Soderbergh in the remake of the classic series The Man from U.N.C.L.E The article can be found here.

CJ Sansom talks about his life in books in the Guardian. The latest book in the Shardlake series is Heartstone and was released this year and was also shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Award.

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