Listen to a conversation between
legendary American crime novelist Raymond Chandler and James Bond inventor Ian Fleming recorded by the BBC in 1958. The talk ranges from Mafia hits to the nature of villainy to the difference between English and American thriller.
posted by Bookhouse
on Jun 12, 2011 -
offers a staggering amount of reviews, publishing news and other information on crime fiction written by european authors.
posted by Dr Dracator
on Sep 2, 2009 -
Thomas Pynchon’s latest novel Inherent Vice
, is causing quite a stir
, and not just because all his novels cause a stir. It seems the author of epic novels of giant adenoids and invisible clockwork ducks has written a-gasp
-detective novel, which weighs in at an astoundingly reasonable 384 pages. Some have noted confusion among Pynchon aficionados at the author’s choice to work in such a genre. One writer has used the opportunity
to examine why supposed “literary” writers have turned to the crime genre with varying degrees of success, and at least one critic seems genuinely put out
by Pynchon’s creative choice.
posted by dortmunder
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Looking for something to read this summer? Well, if you like crime fiction The Rap Sheet
has some recommendations for you.
posted by otio
on Jul 8, 2007 -