A Conversation With Benoit Lelievre

Benoit Lelievre is one of the most trusted reviewers of mystery/crime fiction working today. Through his site Dead End Follies, you’ll find reviews on everything from Crime to Mystery to Horror to Dark Fantasy. DEF has become one of my personal go-to sites for news and reviews, so I was thrilled when Benoit said he was available for this chat via Facebook Messenger. I’m presenting this to you with minimal editing, because it shows the oddity and charm of a Canadian/American conversation about crime fiction. Dan: Cool man. So let’s start at the beginning: What was the book that made you a fan of the crime fiction/ mystery...

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65 Apr21

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 65

Crimespree issue 65 featuring Nick Petrie   Our next issue is ready,Nick Petrie is on the cover .  Kristi Belcamino and Chris Holm are back with new columns. There are lots of interviews and great articles.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

FIVE CLUES THAT YOU’RE READING A BRIAN FREEMAN THR...

• THE WEATHER IS BAD One of the many things that impresses me about Michael Connelly is that he manages to bring drama and suspense to Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining. You’d think that the criminals would simply put down their guns and say, “Wow, what a gorgeous day. Let’s go to the beach.” My own criminals (and heroes) have to slog through truly awful weather. I wrote about so much snow and ice in my early books that Minnesota readers began urging me to write a summer book to talk about some of our good weather. I did—but then I electrocuted one of my characters during a summer lightning storm. When I went to Florida in Season...

Submissions Open for Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award! Apr17

Submissions Open for Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fi...

SISTERS IN CRIME OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 ELEANOR TAYLOR BLAND CRIME FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR AWARD The award benefits an emerging writer of color in the crime fiction genre  4/14/17 – Sisters in Crime (SinC) announced today that submissions open April 15, 2017 for the fourth annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, which honors the memory of pioneering African-American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland with a $1,500 grant to an emerging writer of color, male or female, who has not yet published a full-length work.  “The Eleanor Taylor Bland Award is a vital component in our efforts to strengthen the...

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4

WRITER TYPES PODCAST: EPISODE 4 By S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner “Start a podcast,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. So we did, and they were right.* It’s hard to believe that we’re already posting the fourth episode of our monthly crime and fiction podcast, Writer Types. What started as a fun way to pass the time in a San Diego-bound Prius, has grown into something we’re both pretty proud of. A lot of that has to do with the team we’ve assembled—including our reviewers Kate and Dan Malmon who are on loan from this very publication—and the many talented authors and publishing...

Jeffery Deaver talks about THE BURIAL HOUR

THE BURIAL HOUR by Jeffery Deaver incorporates his usual writing style with misdirection and plot twists. The subject matter is timely and relevant, taking into account the many concerns of the Western world. Although the plot begins in New York the main setting is in Italy, where the classics play an important role, intertwining Greek G-ds with legendary musical compositions of “The Blue Danube,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Danse Macabre.” The plot begins with the abduction of a business executive in Manhattan by someone known as “The Composer.” Left behind at the scene is a small hangman’s noose. Lincoln Rhymes, the notable Forensics...