This is the first week where I finally feel like I’m really into the new book, not just futzing around. As always, just getting started changes everything. More effort is wasted worrying or doing things that really don’t matter than in doing what is needed even inefficiently.
Ok, let’s get to it.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- Do you like mysteries that mix-up their genres? Have you tried Martha Wells’s Murderbot series? No? You should. NPR looks at all the goodness in the latest genre-bending space-scifi-thriller-mystery-cozy Murderbot story.
- Nice feature and conversation with the often overlooked and underrated (to me) thriller author Linwood Barclay.
- Publisher’s Weekly has been killing it lately. Great profile of comic writer (and personal favorite) Ed Brubaker which covers his superhero and crime comics time and includes the (new to me) news that he will write an original Parker story out later this fall.
Two from Linwood Barclay’s books this week:
- “You think, if you’re dying a little each day, how does life manage to stretch out so long”
- “How we’re all strangers to one another, how we often know the least about those we’re closest to..”
- Do you have a favorite Canadian crime fiction series?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series