February 13th, 2020
Happy Thursday! I hope the weather where you are is better than here. We’ve got rain, sleet, snow and just bleak skies. So…perfect reading weather. Funny how sometimes a book won’t click with you but the audio version does. I found myself putting aside THE HUNTING PARTY last year after 50 pages but gave it another shot on audio and now can’t stop listening. Sometimes audio gives that little nudge to keep going.
On to this week’s edition of 3-2-1 Thursday. As promised, let me try for the most crime fiction news per word on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- CrimeReads looks at the debt today’s true crime podcasters owe to Charles Dickens and his 1841 murder story BARNABY RUDGE. Feel like I need to read BARNABY RUDGE now.
- The LA Review of Books takes a long look at Norton’s recent adaptation of Lethem’s MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN through the lens of the past and present New York City. You can stream
- The Guardian looks at the revered Japanese detective novelist Seishi Yokomizo finally getting his Golden age detective some English language adaptations (at least in the UK).
A couple of quotes from James M. Cain this week:
‘I loved her like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake.’
‘They threw me off the hay truck about noon.’
- Do you listen to audio books at normal playback speed or do you like to speed it up?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series