Monday’s Misdemeanors

Your Monday morning links.

Stark House, which specializes in the reprinting of mysteries and other genres, plans on having a busy spring. (Mystery*File)

Elgin Bleeker, author of “Lyme Depot”, interviewed at Col’s Criminal Library.

“My Sister, the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday, 2018) reviewed at Shelf Love.

“Dirty Little Secrets” by Jo Spain (Quercus Books, 2019) reviewed at Hooked From Page One.

“Nighttown” by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime, 2018) reviewed at Sons of Spade.

“All My Goodbyes” by Mariana Dimópulos, translated by Alice Whitmore (Giramondo/Southern Latitudes, 2017)


Sunday’s Scandals

Your Sunday afternoon links.

Two posts about reading, one looking to the 1800s and the other to the 1990s. The former is “On ‘Reading and the Making of Time in the Eighteenth Century” by Gill Partington (Los Angeles Review of Books) and the latter, “Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction” By Mairead Small Staid (The Paris Review).

Nick Kolakowski, author of “Main Bad Guy” (Down & Out Books, 2019), writes about gentrification and crime fiction in Criminal Element.

Colman Keane calls Elgin Bleecker’s “The Lyme Depot” (Self-Published, 2019) “a right cracker” at Col’s Criminal Library.

I know nothing about cozies, so I do hope MysteryTribute got this right in “45 Best Cozy Mystery Novels: Essential 2019 Guide To First Book Of A Series”.

Strangers in a Strange Land: Immigrant Stories” edited by Chris Rhatigan and Katherine Tomlinson (Down & Out Books, 2019)


Sunday’s Sins

I’ve been trying to think of a way to provide interesting and high quality links on a daily basis because the weekly one wasn’t working. Compiling the links for the Incident Report took about eightish hours on a Saturday or Sunday with a few hours during the week prior.* The newsletter and the the hourly links on Death Steals Everything But Our Stories took about 14 hours a week.

My hope is that providing the reader with a curated list of links on a daily basis might prove a better fit for me regarding time and won’t clog up your Twitter or Facebook feed. I’m quite sure that J. Kingston Pierce of The Rap Sheet with his “Bullet Points” articles and Kevin Tipple at Kevin’s Corner with his non-stop linking to interesting finds can attest the the time sink.

Violet LeVoit’s “Scarstruck” (King Shot Press, 2019) is out soon and she’s interviewed by Renee Asher Pickup at Do Some Damage.

“Doppelgänger” by Daša Drndić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth and S. D. Curtis (Istros Books), is reviewed at neverimitate.

Patricia Highsmith’s “Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction” (Sphere 2016, 1966) reviewed at Graham Wynd’s site.

Chantelle Aimée Osman is interviewed at BOLO Books. Osman is the editor at Agora Books, an imprint of Polis Books.

Angel Luis Colón’s “Hell Chose Me” (2019) is out on Down & Out Books.

* Never fear, the Incident Report will continue every Monday. It’s my hope that this change will make it better.