January 6th, 2022
And we’re back. Happy New Year. If you’re someone that has set some goals or resolutions in the new year, make sure they are the right ones for you.
Spend as little time as possible chasing other people’s preferences instead of your own.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- The Washington Post offers up 5 new thrillers or mysteries to shake off any winter doldrums. Including the welcome return of Ellie Hatcher in Alafair Burke’s latest.
- Quite happy to see Weinman give a big thumbs up to Petrie’s next Peter Ash thriller THE RUNAWAY in her latest crime column. It’s my current favorite ongoing thriller series.
- Usually when something is stuck in adaptation limbo for a long time, it’s not great news (see King’s THE DARK TOWER), but this bit about the long gestating DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY might prove the exception. Or we can hope. A series could definitely work better. Anything with Keanu will get plenty of attention. And, oh yeah, it’s an unbelievable story.
Quotes from Peter Ash series author Nick Petrie this week:
- “Dogs always liked little kids. They tasted like sweat and table scraps.”
- “You know the most dangerous man in America? Black man with a library card.”
- What is your favorite true crime book? Larson’s DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY is still one of the books I most recommend to people that claim they don’t like to read. It’s helped with quite a few conversions.
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series