Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

A round-up of links that interest me … maybe you, too, as we kick off Banned Books Week.

From CrbulletimeSpree: J. A. Jance’s Downfall reviewed

Two Down & Out Books Titles Win Major Literary Awards during Bouchercon 2016: Earlier this month, Down & Out Books celebrated two major literary award wins during the annual Bouchercon in New Orleans. Circling the Runway, the fourth Jake Diamond mystery by J.L. Abramo, won a Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original PI Novel, and Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, edited by Art Taylor, was honored with an Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection.

Graphic Novel Review, Daredevil Back in Black: Supersonic — Having established ol’ Hornhead’s new status quo in the first volume of this series, writer Charles Soule now takes steps to reassert Daredevil’s role in the wider Marvel Universe.

Banned Books Week 2016: the 10 most challenged titles – in pictures: As the American Libraries Association’s annual celebration of the right to read kicks off, peruse the titles most frequently “challenged” in 2015, and some of the reasons behind calls to ban them.

Tana French’s intimate crime fiction: Crime novels are social novels. They can’t help it; without a society to define, condemn, and punish it, crime itself wouldn’t exist.

From Crime Fiction Lover, INTERVIEW: WARREN ADLER: Best known as the author who wrote The War of the Roses – adapted for film starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner – Warren Adler is a writer who has dabbled in a variety of genres.

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