April 29th, 2021
As I find myself struggling to get back in the writing groove, I’m reminding myself of the lesson that there is no perfect plan. Just get started. It will change everything.
So let’s get to it.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- Publisher’s Weekly has a sort of semi-profile and origin story on James Ellroy with his latest WIDESPREAD PANIC, again mining and reshaping LA’s past set for release in June.
- There is some great crime genre work being done in comics that is often overlooked. If you are a fan of the genre and not reading Brubaker and Phillps, you are missing out. Here they talk to PW about their latest Reckless PI book, FRIEND OF THE DEVIL.
- CrimeReads picks the 10 best adaptations of crime novels. Heavy on the 40 and 50’s and only one after 2000? Can you guess it? Glad to see DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS on there which often seems forgotten.
Two from James Ellroy this week:
- “Anybody who doesn’t know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.”
- “Some people don’t respond to civility.”
- Do you have a favorite crime film from the last 10 year that was adapted from a book?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series