Crime Watch Weekly Round-Up: In the News and on the 'Net
- Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell talks to Maya Sela of Haaretz.com about being involved with the aid flotilla to Gaza that was attacked by Israeli commandos, and more.
- Tim Butcher of Tonight talks about how the burgeoning popularity of South African crime king Deon Meyer has led to foreign tourists (mostly Germans thusfar) making pilgrimages to the locations described in Meyer's novels.
- Michael Helfand of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a closer look at British crime author John Harvey's latest work, FAR CRY.
- Bestseller Karin Slaughter (who must have one of the best names for a crime fiction author, along with Paul Cleave) talks to Metro about why her fiction is populated by women with the capacity to perform shocking acts of violence.
- Irish crime writer and blogger Declan Burke writes in the Irish Times that from the Palestinian Territories to Mongolia and beyond, crime writers are using international locations to tackle global themes.
- Novelist Kurt Wenzel takes a look at Chris Knopf's latest mystery, ELYSIANA, for the East Hampton Star, saying: "Knopf competes in the mystery-crime genre at a time when there is arguably more great crime writing in America than ever before. Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, James Lee Burke, and, of course, Elmore Leonard (with whom Knopf is sometimes compared) write novels of such high quality that they often blur the line between literature and genre fiction".
- Chris Marnewick talks to Crime Beat at Books South Africa about his second crime thriller, THE SOLDIER WHO SAID NO, where some of the unpalatable facts of South Africa (and New Zealand)'s past and present are brought to bear in an 'unputdownable thriller'.
- Debutant mystery writer Jennifer F. Hilborne talks to Christina Macone-Greene of the Fallbrook Bonsall Village News about her new novel, MADNESS AND MURDER (which takes readers on a journey from Sacramento to New Zealand, and back to San Francisco), and the road to becoming a published author.
- Michael O'Sullivan of the Washington Post reviews the second film adaptation in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy The Girl Who Played With Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden), finding the sequel to "the nearly flawless" film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo "good but not great".