March 18th, 2021
The fifth Max Strong, BURN THE NIGHT, is now out in the world. Go grab a copy. I’m now taking a few weeks off to read a bit from my teetering TBR pile, recharge, and get excited about the prospect of starting something new.
Ok, let’s get to it.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- The team behind TV’s Justified are now looking to adapt Elmore Leonard’s CITY PRIMEVAL and bring Raylan along for the ride. Justified had a couple uneven seasons (but s2 was a stone-cold classic) but overall was a great adaptation of Dutch and Olyphant embodied the character. Really hope they can duplicate the feat.
- The Boston Globe talks to Harlan Coben about his recent reading, short stories, his crime fiction peers, and rising genre stars.
- Not an easy task given the sheer volume of work but Mental Floss took a crack at Stephen King’s creepiest passages.
Two from Elmore Leonard’s Raylan Givens:
- “I thought I explained it to you. Boyd and I dug coal together.”
- “Were you actually aiming at his hat?” “I hit it didn’t I?”
- Do you have a favorite Elmore Leonard book? Get Shorty? Pronto?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series