November 19th, 2020
We’re still neck-deep in the pandemic but at least the election is over. I’m trying to get back in a groove and form good habits – and kick bad ones. The best strategy I’ve found so far? Awareness. Working hard to eliminate thoughtless habits frees up much more time for deliberate action.
OK, let’s get to it this week.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- CrimeReads looks at the tropes and expectations and popularity of the odd couple/buddy mysteries.
- David Baldacci talks to Novel Suspects about his new found love for classic 30 and 40’s crime noir.
- CrimeReads talks to CJ Box about finally seeing one of his books adapted for television, writing overlapping series, and working with David Kelley .
Two quotes from film noir classics:
- “I never confuse business with sentiment. Unless it’s extremely profitable, of course.” Clifton Webb in The Dark Corner (1946).
- “I want him to be fully conscious. I don’t like to shoot a corpse. I want to see the expression on his face when he knows it’s coming.” Raymond Burr in His Kind of Woman (1951).
- What books are on your holiday wish list? I’m looking forward to Thomas Perry’s fourth Butcher’s Boy book and Anthony Horowitz’s Moonflower Murders.
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series