Very pleased to have been given this bit of news from Brash Books:
Crime Fiction links and stuff
Novelist Carl Hiaasen: You can scream about injustice or you can use humor: Carl Hiaasen’s home state of Florida gives him a lot to laugh about.
How to be a best-selling crime writer: “I like to think about the back of my head as a compost heap – you chuck everything in there and what survives is the really interesting stuff,” says award-winning author Val McDermid
Tana French’s novel ‘The Trespasser’ begs us to take crime fiction seriously: It has become increasingly clear that American-born, Dublin-based Tana French is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years.
Val McDermid on PD James: ‘She faced the darkness head on’: Like so many crime writers, PD James was drawn to her vocation out of love. Before she took up her pen, she was a keen reader of detective novels, and over her long career she remained fascinated by the so-called golden age that followed the end of the first world war.