Onto the round-up.
Crime Watch Weekly Round-Up: In the News and on the 'Net
- The Portsmouth News takes a look at a a unique new event lined up for this month's Portsmouth BookFest, where forensic and crime scene experts from Hampshire Constabulary and the University of Portsmouth will team up with top crime writers to look at how much fact is behind the fiction of your favourite crime novel.
- Margaret Cannon of the Globe and Mail reviews some of the latest crime fiction to hit booksellers' shelves, including FROM THE DEAD by Mark Billingham, EVIL IN RETURN by Elena Forbes, and SAINTS OF NEW YORK by RJ Ellory.
- The Berkshire Eagle takes a look at a busy theatre company, and a new Egyptian mummy-themed murder mystery play they're showcasing, where audience members get a chance to 'guess the murderer'.
- Luaine Lee of the McClatchy-Tribune News Service reports on how eight of the most prominent US mystery writers (including Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Sarah Paretsky) will discuss how real-life cases inspired them to pen their best-selling books in the TV show "Hardcover Mysteries," which began this week and will air on Monday nights.
- New York Times Bestseller Tess Gerritsen chats to Susan Fogwell of the Huffington Post about Camden, Maine, Ice Cold & the TNT series based on her books.
- The Hollywood Reporter notes that legendary actor Robert De Niro and gritty crime writer Richard Price are teaming for a new police drama for CBS television, "Rookies," about a team of six freshman cops who are sent into high-crime trouble spots.
- Children’s book publisher Albert Whitman & Co. has reached an agreement with Open Road Integrated Media to publish all 150 titles of Whitman’s Boxcar Children Mysteries series in e-book format, reports Publishers Weekly.