Posts Tagged ‘John D. MacDonald’

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Book reviews: Thrillers and crime fictionMejia’s first foray into crime is a good one. Hattie Hoffman is a precocious, whip-smart 17 year old. She wants “a life bigger than Pine Valley” – the small rural Minnesotan town she’s grown up in.

Live By Night: Ben Affleck pulp fiction bombs; earns less than $10 mln at US Box officeAcademy award-winning actor-director Ben Affleck is back with yet another directorial venture Live By Night, an ambitious pulp fiction set in the 20s—adapted from Dennis Lehane’s 2012 novel of the same name.





Check out the latest Brash Books promo for Outside the Law, which will give you a little insight into who Sheriff Colt Harper really is. View it here.







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Today’s links:

Murder mystery on the East CoastWairoa woman Margie Sullivan, who works under the pen name Rita Ann Ryan, has been writing novels for 20 to 30 years but has only recently decided to finish one.

Angel City turns Hollywood noir on its head in this Oni Press exclusiveMale voices and perspectives dominate the crime noir genre, but Oni Press’ Angel City is changing that both on and off the page. Written by Janet Harvey with art by Megan Levens, this six-issue miniseries follows Dolores Dare, a young woman who moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to pursue a showbiz career, but instead ends up attached to a local gangster as both his girlfriend and one of his enforcers.

It’s Terminal: A Successful Mystery Novelist Goes IndieThis isn’t your typical self-publishing story. Marshall Karp was not only a successful, published author when he went the indie route, but he had written several books with James Patterson, a longtime friend and colleague.

Crime Runs in the Family in New ‘Trespass Against Us’ TrailerCrime fiction has a long, rich legacy of stories pitting one character’s allegiances against each other. Internal conflict is the engine that generates drama for criminals; torn between conscience and instinct, between right and wrong, or in the case of upcoming British import Trespass Against Us, between family and the law.


Titan and Hard Case Crime to publish (Re)Assignment comic book: Titan Comics has announced the next entry in itsreassignment-cover-a-jef-600x910 Hard Case Crime imprint with an English language release of Walter Hill’s crime noir thriller (Re)Assignment, which inspired the new movie starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver.

Five Quick Questions with Chris Holm: We love the new book by Chris Holm and asked a quick five questions about RED RIGHT HAND.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Trailer, Featurette & Clip Bring Douglas Adams’ Book to Life: Douglas Adams‘ comedic detective novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has already been given a TV series adaptation across the pond on BBC Four. But now BBC America is bringing us an American adaptation with just the right amount of British influence, this time created and written by Chronicle and American Ultra writer Max Landis.

21 Shades of Noir: Lee Child on John D. MacDonald (via BBC Radio)


bullet2016 CWA DAGGER AWARD WINNERS: On Oct. 11, at an Awards Gala Dinner, in London, the CWA announced the winners of the 2016 Dagger Awards.

Lee Child: Celebrating mystery fiction master MacDonaldJohn D MacDonald’s Travis McGee series is one of the finest in mystery fiction. But the real mystery is how he became an author at all.

Inside the making of the new detective graphic novel, Goldie VanceWriter Hope Larson and artist Brittney Williams preview what’s next for this generation’s Nancy Drew.

Review: A novel melds telepathy, pathology and gambling: What if some asset gives you great power but ruins you in the long run?