July 2nd, 2020
Here’s the most crime fiction news per word on the web while I wait to see if the ice cream truck makes a visit to our street today. One can always hope…
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- Must read this week for crime fiction fans: The Guardian has a piece where many mystery and thriller authors talk about creating and living with their series characters including Child, Connelly, Locke, McDermid and more.
- NPR finds Moreno-Garcia’s MEXICAN GOTHIC a pitch perfect Gothic novel that will leave you wary long after the last page. About halfway through summer I almost always get a hankering for some spine-tingling horror.
- If you find yourself interested in Patricia Highsmith’s work, Book Riot has some thoughts about the best place to dive into her 22 novels and short stories.
Two quotes from Patricia Highsmith:
- “My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.”
- “For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.”
- Perhaps a controversial opinion but if forced to pick on Highsmith novel, I’d go with STRANGERS ON A TRAIN over RIPLEY. What is your favorite literary crime fiction novel?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series