Crime Watch Weekly Round-Up: In the News and on the 'Net
- FORMER police detective Pam Newton talks to Sydney newspaper The Mosman Daily about her debut crime novel THE OLD SCHOOL, a story set in 1992 against a background of buried secrets, police corruption and issues like the Vietnam war and immigration, and how her book is about grief (something not addressed in a lot of crime fiction), because although crime can be banal, its effects are forever.
- Laura Sullivan of Salon gushes about 'rising star' crime writer Tana French and her latest book FAITHFUL PLACE, calling French "Part Raymond Chandler, part Roddy Doyle" and saying she takes the crime genre into new territory.
- In the Irish Times, crime writer Declan Burke takes a look at some great crime reads for the northern hemisphere summer, including Jo Nesbo's THE SNOWMAN ("there's more to Scandinavian crime fiction than Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson") and Andrea Camilleri's THE WINGS OF THE SPHINX.
- Aditya Sudarshan in The Hindu asks when will Indian publishing focus less on fun reads, and get serious?
- Lee Scott of the Florida Times-Union takes a look at all the debates and fun and games that went into the International Thriller Writers Association compiling a list of the 100 Must-Read thrillers published before 2000, which has now become a new book to educate and to entertain readers about influential thriller writing.
- Chris Middleton highlights the Telegraph's Family Book Club choice for July, Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud, part of a new series providing a new take on the famed detective via his early years.
- Alison Flood in the Guardian examines whether Peter Temple winning Australia's top 'literary fiction' prize, the Miles Franklin Award could lead to Britian's equivalent, the Booker Prize, beginning to consider crime fiction.