23 November 2016: Today’s crime fiction links

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Uncategorized
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gun-1678989_960_720Chilling Realities, From Bereavement Blues To Right-Wing ExtremismHere’s a real treat for fans of Lawrence Block, one of crime fiction’s most adored grandmasters. His first crime novel, written half a century ago, published obscurely under a pseudonym and lost until now, is finally reprinted. Sinner Man (Hard Case Crime) is the story of a provincial insurance salesman who accidentally kills his wife.

Streaming Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Online for Free: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency started out as a detective novel in the late 80s by Douglas Adams. The author describes the novel as being unique in the way it combines time travel, comedy, romance, and horror. But we are definitely not interested in the novel because who reads nowadays anyways? Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is about a detective named Dirk Gently who apparently is from the UK hence the British accent. His sidekick or unwilling one at that is Todd who is thankfully American. The series has been co-produced by Netflix and BBC America.

Writer Ed Brubaker Reveals His Journey From Marvel Comics to ‘Westworld’Ed Brubaker could have easily rested on his laurels as one of the most popular, prolific, and influential comic book writers of his generation -– he was, among other landmarks, the one who broke the long-standing taboo about resurrecting Captain America’s late sidekick Bucky. In doing so, created the Winter Soldier.

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