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Crime Novels

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Coming To A TV Near You: Mystery Night | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

Fans of the nation's top mystery novelists received a treat Thursday when TNT invited them to a Manhattan sneak preview of the filmic adaptation of Sc...

Was Jane Austen Murdered?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

Until yesterday, Jane Austen was thought to have died of bovine tuberculosis or Hodgkin's lymphoma, a strain of cancer. But crime writer, Lindsay Ashf...

Mystery, Clues, Suspense -- Just Another Day on the Job

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

As a mystery writer, I believe that crime stems from strong emotions, and strong emotions stem from conflict.

Hard Print: Heralding the Return of Hard Case Crime

John Hood | Posted 11.26.2011 | Books
John Hood

In 2010 there was a hiccup at Hard Case Crime, and its fans found themselves without a regular dose of the dark and lonely. Last week though, Hard Case Crime returned to the racks, with not one but two hard-boiled offerings from two Grandmasters of the form.

Murder and Mayhem in a Parked Car

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

What is it about mystery novels? I've never hit, kicked, stabbed, or shot anyone. I want to weep when I hear news stories of real beatings or murders. Yet I can't fit enough killings into my waking hours.

Are The Best Crime Writers Prone To Violence?

Mulholland Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My favorite crime novel, "The Hoods" by Harry Grey, was written by a man who was serving time for manslaughter in Sing Sing. While it is true one of t...

The Gamble And The Payoff: Don Winslow On Pushing Boundaries

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

If I thought that a reader might experience a scene better as a film than as a novel, then I wrote it in screenplay form; if I thought that a scene would read better as poetry than as narrative prose, then I wrote it as poetry.

Ridley Pearson's Character Model: A Sun Valley, Idaho Sheriff

NPR | Ridley Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writer Ridley Pearson, who has written four thrillers starring the sheriff, says he based his hero on Walt Femling, the real sheriff of Sun Valley and...

How Not To Pitch A Crime Novel

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Crime, once the Cinderella of literary fiction, is continuing to grow in popularity, as was clear last week in Harrogate, at the Theakston Old Peculie...

Another Kind Of Paper Trail: Books Might Hold Key To Connecticut Killings

New York Times | William Glaberson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The defense lawyers' suggestion that prison library books could have shaped the crime, or that knowing Mr. Hayes read them could turn jurors against h...

Sweden's Population: 9 Million. Camilla Lackberg's Swedish Book Sales: 3 Million. Camilla Who? (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Nine million people live in Sweden. Camilla Läckberg has sold three million books there. She is, her publisher boasts, "the most profitable native author in Swedish history."

P.D. James On The Enduring Appeal Of Detective Fiction

Telegraph | Sarah Crompton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The greatest mystery of detective fiction is why generations of readers have continued to read it in such huge numbers. Obviously, it is partly to do ...

James Patterson Founds International Crime Novel Franchise

The Wall Street Journal | Alexandra Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mr. Patterson plans to partner on his new "Private" series with writers in Germany, Italy, England and Australia. Mr. Patterson has long relied on co-...

After Stieg Larsson's Huge Success, Publishers Look For Next Big Foreign Crime Novel

The Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Spurred by the popularity of Swedish writer Stieg Larsson's trilogy, which has sold more than 40 million copies world-wide, U.S. publishers are combin...

Top 10 African Crime Novels

The Guardian | Michael Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The African crime writing duo pick the best books in their field, from established greats Agatha Christie and John Le Carré to newer names on the sce...

Could A Crime Novel Ever Win The Booker Prize?

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary awards have been one of the last bastions of high culture, but in the week when the crime writer Peter Temple took Australia's top literary p...

Henning Mankell, Swedish Crime Writer, Held In Custody In Israel

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, author of the Wallander detective series, is one of nine Swedes held in Israel Monday after landing from a Gaza-...

The 11 Best Male Movie Adaptions (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" premiered last week, and became just the most recent blockbuster thriller to be based on a book -- Robert Harris's...

Patricia Cornwell On "The Scarpetta Factor" (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Patricia Cornwell was on Good Morning America this morning to talk about her new book, "The Scarpetta Factor." She spoke about the "CSI effect" in cou...