Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye (yeah, it was a slim week — unless you’re into Reed Farrel Coleman). You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- The Strange Writing Habits of Famous Authors — blah
- Raised in South Central, Joe Ide Expands the Territory of L.A. Noir — blah
- The Cartel author Don Winslow says The Border sequel ‘is going to make some people angry’ — Some details on the end of Winslow’s Cartel trilogy, coming in February. Which gives me enough time to read the first two.
- The Writing Dead — The NYT talks about Reed Farrel Coleman and Colorblind
- . . . as does The Big Thrill: Between the Lines: Reed Farrel Coleman (but in greater detail)
- Why Alcoholism and Crime Fiction Are Still Entwined: Reckoning with a Long Legacy of Drinking and Noir — and then Coleman talks about Alcohol, Crime Fiction and his recent moves with Jesse Stone
- Superheroes in Prose by Kristen Brand — Some good recommendations here.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Black Moss by David Nolan — an award-winning reporter takes a swing at fiction in this dark-looking mystery.
- The Agony House by Cherie Priest, Tara O’Connor — looks like a ghost story told in a way reminiscent of I Am Princess X, which sounds pretty cool.