March 19th, 2020
We’ve made it to another Thursday. I hope you and your family are safe and healthy and finding ways to deal with this new normal.
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:
- NPR talks to David Simon about adapting Phillip Roth’s alternative history THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.
- If you’ve exhausted the classics or haven’t read up in genre lately, here is a good list of 10 recent detectives you might try out.
- Book Riot highlights 9 books (fiction and non-fiction) that feature female spies in the lead role. I can second the rec for Atkinson and Fesperman. The rest are new to me.
A couple quotes from (fictional) private detectives:
- “Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.” Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep)
- “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” Sherlock Holmes”
- In these strange times, I’m reaching for comfort and routine. What book in your favorite genre do you recommend re-reading?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series