June 25th, 2020
Week two of summer school. I’ve successfully got both girls to at least start their summer reading. No issue on my end, I’ve already read Phantom Prey, The Janes, and Blue Heaven to start the season with a bang!
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:
- A lot of ink this week for Ottessa Moshfegh’s new “mystery” novel. The NYTs looks at the new ‘old’ novel and finds a lot of internal sleuthing and a story that grows after you finish it.
- The Guardian has 50 suggestions for summer reading and while not broken out beyond fiction there are plenty of genre books included in the list.
- Crime Reads has a look at Stephen King’s attempts to meld mystery and noir with the supernatural.
Two quotes from King’s Bill Hodges trilogy:
- “Hodges has read there are wells in Iceland so deep you can drop a stone down them and never hear the splash. He thinks some human souls are like that.”
- “It’s easy—too easy—to either disbelieve or disregard someone you dislike.”
- I viscerally remember sweating in a beach chair and being unable to move until I finished reading Flynn’s Gone Girl. What is your most memorable summer beach read?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series