We’ve made it to another Thursday. Maybe it’s time to escape into a better world in a book. Stay safe.
Maybe this week’s edition of 3-2-1 Thursday will help take your mind off things. As promised, 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:
- At CrimeReads Michael Koryta (or is he channeling Scott Carson here?) and Alma Katsu talk pen names, the supernatural, the creeping past, and the resurgence of horror.
- Inspired by his own new novel, Peter Swanson looks at 8 more almost perfect (fictional) murders.
- One tiny area of the economy that corona is not hurting is epidemic fiction apparently. The Guardian reports on the sales resurgence of Camus, King, Dean Koontz and others.
A couple quotes from King’s THE STAND:
- “People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad.”
- “I didn’t know then that a person is never sure about a lot of things, no matter how much he wants to be.”
- Definitely feels like we could all use some self-care in these strange times. For me, that means a familiar series or book. What is your go-to “comfort food” book or series?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series