Welcome to another Thursday! I hope you’re neck deep in a good book. I’m really enjoying the audio book version of Lucy Foley’s THE HUNTING PARTY. It’s one of those audio productions that uses different narrators for different characters. I’m usually not a big fan of those but in this case, a group of friends stuck during a snowstorm, it works well.
On to this week’s edition of 3-2-1 Thursday. As promised, the most crime fiction news per word on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- The biggest news in the crime fiction world was the passing of mystery thriller doyenne Mary Higgins Clark. The AV Club, among many others, has a quick obit that highlights how much Clark did before she became a best-selling novelist.
- CrimeReads checks in with three of 2019’s ‘breakout’ crime writers in Adrian McKinty, Rob Hart, and Steph Cha to see how life is different at the start of this year versus last.
- The nominees for the 2020 Barry Awards were announced. Strong fields in all the big categories but Best Novel looks deep and good luck picking Best of the Decade.
Quotes from crime writers this week.
‘If in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.’ RAYMOND CHANDLER
‘The crime novel is the great moral literature of our time.’ JEAN-PATRICK MANCHETTE
- Do you need a body or crime to happen in the first page or chapter or are you okay with the slow build thriller/mystery/suspense story? Hit reply or leave a comment and let me know!
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series