Monday’s Mayhem

Your afternoon links.

If Michael Chabon’s new book, “Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros” (Harper, 2019), generates money to help pay for new and fringe writers, I’m all for it. But if it is a loss leader–which I imagine it is–then stop, dear lord, please stop. (Los Angeles Times)

Nick Kolakowski and I disagree about Meg Gardiner’s “Unsub” (Dutton, 2018). He says it “executed on the necessary tropes rather well” and me, well, let’s just say I’m happy I didn’t buy the book. Anyhow, I’ve digressed and you should read Kolakowski’s piece in MysteryTribune, “The Silence of the Lame: Real Serial Killers Are Dumber Than Their Fictional Equivalents“.

Eric Beetner’s “All The Way Down” (Down & Out Books, 2019) gets reviewed at Malcolm Avenue Review.

The Digital Reader asks if this is the beginning of the end for Patreon.

Short Story: “The Forgotten Man” by Jason Beech (Spelk)

“Trap” by Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates (Orenda Books, 2018)

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