While quarantine isn’t over, doing the dual role of schoolmarm is! The kids are out for summer and I look forward to (limited) summer outings where I can flop down in a beach chair and read a book.
Let’s get to it. Here’s the most crime fiction news per word on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- MysteryTribune mines the current Netflix catalog for the 21 most visually striking crime films to watch. Good reminder to re-watch CAPE FEAR.
- At the LAT, Sarah Weinman warns if you know Jackson’s life you might not love the new film (based on a novel) SHIRLEY despite the excellent cinematography and acting.
- Well shoot, given HBO and Matthew Rhys’s involvement, I was really hoping this Perry Mason thing would work out. Sounds like it might be a little wobbly…
Two quotes from Shirley Jackson’s work:
- “Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones.”
- “Most people have never seen a ghost, and never want or expect to, but almost everyone will admit that sometimes they have a sneaking feeling that they just possibly could meet a ghost if they weren’t careful―if they were to turn a corner too suddenly, perhaps, or open their eyes too soon when they wake up at night, or go into a dark room without hesitating first.
- How many books do you typically bring on your summer vacation?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series