Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

lsIf you’re from the Deep South, male and of a certain age, you probably already remember that nearly 40 years ago, the Lynyrd Skynyrd we knew ended and the one that became the mythic Southern rock band was about to begin.

Ronnie Van Zant, Cassie Gaines and Steve Gaines all died in a Mississippi plane crash 39 years ago today. The rest of the band was seriously injured, but those survivors kept Lynyrd Skynyrd alive.




Today’s links: Why Australia’s Outback is a perfect setting for horror and crime stories: A new wave of crime fiction, including Janet Harper’s The Dry, is joining a long list of horror novels that use the Australian bush as backdrop.

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