Thursday, 8 July 2010

Newsy Stuff

Thriller writer Gayle Lynds believes that one should not make fun of villains. During the Craftfest portion of Thrillerfest 2010, novelist Gayle Lynds outlined "Nine Secrets to Writing Bestselling Thrillers." The article from Galleycat can be found here.

An excellent article in the Irish Times by Declan Burke where he talks about how the world became one big crime scene.

The Wall Street Journal also has an article on crime fiction's global wave.

According to the Daily Telegraph, crime writer Ruth Rendell believes that TV violence is corrupting young people. The Daily Telegraph article can be found here

Book2Book reveal that, Hodder have signed up a former commander of special branch Roger Pearce to write two thrillers. The first book is entitled Sentinel. The article can be found here

According to Variety English "thespians" Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Michael Fassbender have joined the cast of the film version Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

Quercus have bought the new Stef Penny novel. The novel, The Invisible Ones is her second novel after her runaway best seller and 2006 Costa Award Winning Novel The Tenderness of Wolves which was also published by Quercus. The novel also won the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The article from the Bookseller can be found here.

Former Dr Who star Christopher Ecclestone is due to play a drug lord in a forthcoming BBC Thriller The Shadow Line. The six-part "noir thriller" looks at the impact of an underworld figure on a wide range of characters. More information can be found here.

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