Crime novels have been adapted into TV shows since television was invented. From Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Inspector Poirot to Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, some of crime fiction’s most iconic characters have sprung to life on the silver screen. Today, television adaptations of crime fiction don’t just retell our favorite mysteries – many… Continue Reading Television adaptation of crime fiction »Read More
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2014 Edgar Award Winners
It was an exciting night in New York when the winners of the 2014 Edgar Awards were announced by the Mystery Writers of America at a gala celebration last month. Acclaimed mystery writers Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart received the Grandmasters Award, and the Egdars also heralded the arrival of some exciting new voices… Continue Reading 2014 Edgar Award Winners »Read More
The Crime Fiction Murder Weapon
When you read a good thriller, you’re probably trying to figure out whodunit right along with the detective or private eye. But are you overlooking one of the major clues? The way a victim is killed can tell you a lot about the person doing the killing. Find out what the crime fiction murder… Continue Reading The Crime Fiction Murder Weapon »Read More
Best Scandinavian Crime Novels
Thanks to bestselling thrillers like Peter Hoag’s Smila’s Sense of Snow and Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, fans of the mystery genre are no stranger to Scandinavian crime fiction. While the Land of the Midnight Sun has no shortage of literary stars, these are some of the Scandi Crime authors you… Continue Reading Best Scandinavian Crime Novels »Read More
Does Crime Fiction Inspire Copycat Violence?
There’s an ongoing debate about whether or not crime fiction causes copycat violence. It’s not likely something that we can prove empirically one way or another, but it definitely makes for interesting conversation. I came across a post about this subject by Suzanne Lieurance over at The Working Writer’s Club website that discusses this in… Continue Reading Does Crime Fiction Inspire Copycat Violence? »Read More
Why Is Crime Fiction the Most Popular Genre?
Do you have a dark habit? A private passion for bloodshed, violence, suspense, and mystery? If you’re nodding your head, then you’re not alone. So why do we love to read about the murderers and serial killers, gangs and mafia bosses? It seems that murder and the sometimes-convoluted motives behind it fascinate us whether… Continue Reading Why Is Crime Fiction the Most Popular Genre? »Read More
3 Fantastic Novels to Read in 2014
A guest post by Kate Naylor I had a long list of sensible, useful and long-delayed things to do over the winter break. But I ended up just lounging around indoors while the storms raged outside, reading suspense novels for the entire two weeks. What a treat. My recommendations for novels to read in 2014… Continue Reading 3 Fantastic Novels to Read in 2014 »Read More
Did You Know That You Are What You Read?
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Fitness and nutrition gurus everywhere seem to repeat this saying, or some version of it, like a mantra. But is it true that you are what you read as well? Recent research, conducted at Ohio State University, indicates that when you get lost in the… Continue Reading Did You Know That You Are What You Read? »Read More
Chasing The Dead – The Next Crime Fiction Best Seller?
A guest post by Kate Naylor I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Advanced Readers Copy of Joel’s latest Alex Stone novel, Chasing The Dead, a few weeks ago, and I’ve been mulling it over ever since. I feel a review coming upon me. I’d love to know what my fellow crime… Continue Reading Chasing The Dead – The Next Crime Fiction Best Seller? »Read More
How Depressing Fiction Can Change You for the Better
What do you think about depressing fiction? Can it motivate you to take action to better your own life? I’ve talked in the past about how fiction allows us to escape into a fascinating world where we can follow equally fascinating characters as they deal with challenges, experience failures, and win victories. But a recently… Continue Reading How Depressing Fiction Can Change You for the Better »Read More