Posts Tagged ‘Pulp fiction’

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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.



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Ben Affleck gets serious about his pulp fiction in Live By NightBen Affleck’s first film as a director, 2007’s Gone Baby Gone, was adapted from a novel by Boston crime fiction scribe Dennis Lehane. A little less than a decade later, Affleck returns to Lehane with a drastically elevated status as a filmmaker, having subsequently made two hits for Warner Bros.—one of which, Argo, won the Best Picture Oscar a few years back.

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Crime fiction for ChristmasImagine receiving an anonymous suicide note addressed to you by mistake. Would you try to find that person, to help them in some way?

How giving up a PhD was the making of Ian Rankin’s crime writing novel careerThat crime fiction is no longer seen as inferior to ‘literature’ is in part thanks to Rebus, Ian Rankin’s stoic Scots detective, now in his 21st novel and loved by millions.

Kevin Doyle wins Michael McLaverty award
Cork writer Kevin Doyle is this year’s winner of the £2,000 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award.

Adam Woog’s 10 best mysteries of 2016Adam Woog’s list of his 10 favorite mysteries of 2016 constitutes a ripping good reading list for now and well into 2017.

Very pleased to have been given this bit of news from Brash Books:

Outside-02-215x330“Outside The Law is a winner in the tradition of Justified and Walking Tall. There’s right and there’s wrong and the no man’s land in between. Thompson explores them all, but it’s the reader who gets the big payoff in the end.”
–Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s Debt To Pay



Crime Fiction links and stuff

Novelist Carl Hiaasen: You can scream about injustice or you can use humor: Carl Hiaasen’s home state of Florida gives him a lot to laugh about.razorgirl

How to be a best-selling crime writer: “I like to think about the back of my head as a compost heap – you chuck everything in there and what survives is the really interesting stuff,” says award-winning author Val McDermid

Tana French’s novel ‘The Trespasser’ begs us to take crime fiction seriouslyIt has become increasingly clear that American-born, Dublin-based Tana French is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years.

Val McDermid on PD James: ‘She faced the darkness head on’Like so many crime writers, PD James was drawn to her vocation out of love. Before she took up her pen, she was a keen reader of detective novels, and over her long career she remained fascinated by the so-called golden age that followed the end of the first world war.

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