We made it to another Thursday! It’s slowly getting warmer and the light is lasting longer here in the Northeast. If you consume a lot of mysteries and thrillers via audio the fact that you don’t have to turn on the lights to read doesn’t matter as much. Or maybe the increased light has you getting outside more and looking for lighter fare than dark winter reading. Feels like we are coming out the seasonal tunnel a bit.
Enough rambling, 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:
- Interesting lunch read from the New Yorker. Not sure you’d file this under true crime per se but a good read nonetheless: Was the World’s Oldest Person a Fraud?
- Did you know Harlan Coben also has a growing streaming footprint? A number of his books have been adapted for film or direct to streaming. CFL checks out his latest adaptation, The Stranger, on Netflix.
- A little adjunct to the crime fiction genre but interesting nonetheless. Mental Floss looks at 14 true crime songs that mine the traditional murder ballads to fresher headlines.
A couple of creepy murder ballad lyrics this week:
- The flesh around your throat is pale//Indented by my fingernails
Death is a friend to love and I//Now you’ll never say goodbye—Willie Nelson
- I went up to Memphis//And I met Delia there
Found her in her parlor//And I tied her to her chair—Johnny Cash
- I tend to enjoy David Baldacci on audio. I also tend to enjoy the suspense of psychological thrillers more on audio? Do you find some mystery or thrillers actually work better as audto books?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series