21 Burst results for "Crime Fiction"
WNYC 93.9 FM
"crime fiction" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The bullet that missed. That's the tantalizing title of Richard Osman's third Thursday murder club mystery, which is published later this year. Why murder so easy? Well, because, you know, no one goes throughout a day without sort of thinking about someone who's annoyed them, or someone who's done them wrong, and it'll give them a murderous rage. And okay, that's the start of a book. You have been called the king of cozy crime. What does that phrase mean to you? It's an American phrase really. Any crime which is sort of slightly domestic and over here it seems to have slightly more pejorative than yet to me this kindness in my books, but there's also revenge and darkness and all sorts of things. So yeah, it's a slightly awkward, super K, cozy crime. You know, it covers all sorts of amateur detectives in seaside towns with sweet shops. Welcome to the beats and old peculiar crime writing festival. Billy swan hotel here in Harrogate plays host to the festival, and it's a venue with a mysterious history of its own. The place where Agatha Christie stayed during her infamous disappearance in 1926. Today, it's full of fans of crime fiction. I do like a good serial killer. Some people can't read crime if it's too gory. I find it strangely relaxing. I don't mind gore. But I don't like it. I don't like really violent stuff. I prefer the cause you want. And according to Nielsen book scan sales of comforting mysteries have jumped by
"crime fiction" Discussed on Woz Happening!!!!
"What is happening world I'm your host The Wizard of Oz, Benji Wozniak, and this week we have author Gloria Hassan to talk about her new book, the dick Jorgensen murders. How's it going man? This country good. So I have a couple of questions. How did you come up with the idea for this book? Well, the idea, I like crime fiction and I was listening to some cold cases and I thought, well, I could write a cold case. Nice. Nice. Doing something different were creative so that's how I came up with it. It's a really good read. I actually enjoyed it. It's not my genre, but I actually found it being very interesting. It was an easy read. The characterizations were great. You did a wonderful job. Thank you. I did my best. Oh, you did. So why did you stop writing? When I initially started writing, I was in my mid 30s. Gosh, 30 years ago, wow. That's a lot of time disabled. Yeah, it does, it does. Well, I had become disabled in my mid 30s. I was going to college full time as a criminal justice major evolving. And working hard time and then after a few years of boredom, my doctor suggested, why don't I start writing a book? And that's how I got started writing. Well, I'm glad you did, and you can see your criminal justice background into this book. So you did a wonderful job. Thank you. You're welcome. So what actually inspires you? You tell your readers what inspires you. What inspires? What inspires you? What inspires you to want to write? You see something and go, I want to put that to paper. Exactly. And then when inspires me, especially for writing, is I try to keep personal life out of it. I understandable. But that doesn't mean I don't put names in for some middle names, you know, change the names around stuff and get revenge that way, but I know there are other writers who do too. I understand. It's legally. You can't do that. I know nothing. I'm innocent. Exactly. Just a podcast oh, yeah. People really are. Just sitting in the bottom of my head. There you go. But when inspires me is I listen to things or look at your situation and the news and like I said, cold cases where you're critical to that, you know, what is that look like on paper? What would the characters actually be doing? How would they carry it out? So it goes a step further and I'm also a visionary like Jeanette Bauer. And I started seeing images on the real coaches so that I just add the fictionalized form of the choice lines and I just write it that way and if that happens to parallel with an actual cold case, it's not something of my initial of my intentional doing. Right. It's just a creative writing. This is a creative writing flow. It's not something you intentionally do. Right. So I see that and I thought, okay, then if I see that, if I don't see the whole story, I see parts of the story when I have my visions. So then I get to criticize, okay, be through and ask. Okay, he's an axe thrower. So what do I do? Okay, I investigated that area. What do they have for axe throwing? And then how many bars are there venues for that? Where are the venues? So then I actually just start to realize and understand what narrowing it narrowing it down. I get that. I get that. So this book just recently won the firebird book contest for thrillers and the thriller genre. How does it make you feel? I feel great. After it's my first book to avoid an award in 2016, I won a high that bestselling book and nonfiction. And I have always wanted an award in the fiction area and I've noticed that I had sustained head injury two years ago. I had to relearn things. So I had a learning disability before my head injury. So writing adjectives, writing more compelling, was very difficult for me because it just didn't sink in and now apparently the damaged areas is my learning disability and my brain is just picking things up very quickly. I can sit and really write and what I did was I asked some friends who helped me one person said we James Paterson because you have a similar style so I started listening to audiobooks and then Patterson and I'm really honest and I said, yeah, that is closer to my health than you need to believe. Yes, yes. Yes, yes. So that's how I went about being able to write better books and when an award. So excited. Very nice. Yes, I've read many of Patterson's books. And you're right. Your genre in his style. They do kind of flow together. I see that now. Now that you mentioned that, that was one of your inspirations. So I definitely see that. The fiber award is given by the speak up talk show. Do they plan on having you on? No. They only have the overall brand price when I was in the overall grand place. We don't think that's okay. I still had no more. I would say you're still there. I mean, you know, you placed. I mean, that's just as good. You got recognized for your work. And that's all anybody really wants is to be recognized for the work they put in. Exactly. Now, are you thinking of franchising Jeanette Bauer and the bio detective agency like Patterson did with his books? Yes, I already have a second, but I had a second book in mind. I already had one. And then I had another one, and then a third one, I thought, you know, the storyline just wasn't gelling with the three with the three books. And then I came up with the storyline where everything gel then I'll start working on that. And September. Oh, that's awesome. That's kind of like what Stephen King did with this Doc tower series. All his books that he wrote prior. I really had nothing to do with anything together, but then he tied them all in with the Doc tower. I like that. That's a good concept. So looking through your profile, you also have a web series where you post visions and confirmations. And did that inspire the protagonist psychic abilities in your book? No, actually I wrote my book before I had visions and dreams web series. And actually, I started writing that last year, and I just started this year with my vision students. Because I started receiving whole bunch of messages and what do I do with them? And I've received so many messages in the past suggested nowhere to do, and I really felt like now was and I had put on a different YouTube channel, those messages, and they just didn't go anywhere, and now the messages are going somewhere in one and confirmed that the message I had for her was with message I had was for her. I wanted to continue with. No, that's really good. I mean, that's good. You know, that's what it is. It just takes one drop. And then the well opens. You get to that one person. She's like, yes, you're right. So I mean, that's where it starts. It's not one person, you know? So that's good that you're reaching people in, you know what you're helping people. I think that's a wonderful thing. Thank you. Oh, you're welcome. So what kind of research did you do to prepare for this book? Just the detective novels and what else? I actually actually the name is after someone I used to know who has passed already. And I always have been for new students. And always liked his name, so I started doing research, you know, the origin of the name comes from Norway, Norwegian, and I just want to instead of cold cases can be count over many years. You know, you can make them up to be 50 years or 40 years to 30 years. I looked at remembering a conversation we had to spend, we came over to me. What did they do when I started looking at this? Like, immigrants. And.
"crime fiction" Discussed on Forever35
"A college, a former college roommate reaches out to her. And this college roommate is involved in shady ass shit. Yeah. And it's all about the industry of counterfeit luxury handbags. Oh. And it's just, it takes place in the Bay Area, but then it also in China. I don't want to say too much more about the plot because I don't want to give anything away. But it's really great. I really enjoyed it. It's also just like a fun read. And it's out on June 7th. So it's out in about a little more than a month. So Kate, I think you will, I think you will love it, I think our listeners will love it, especially those who like me are into the mysteries, the crime fiction, if you will. Everybody else who has a little detective hat on out there. Yeah, everyone.
TIME's Top Stories
"crime fiction" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Don Winslow, the complicated ethics of writing violence in fiction by Don Winslow. Winslow is the author of 22 acclaimed award winning international bestsellers, including The New York Times bestselling cartel series and his most recent novel city on fire. There are some hard ethical questions in the writing of crime fiction. For me, the most difficult one is how to portray violence. For one thing, should you depict it at all? And if so, how do you do it with some sense of morality? I wrestle with this issue all the time. It's a fine line to walk. On the one hand, I don't want to sanitize violence. I don't like presenting murder as a parlor game or worse a video game in which there are no real consequences. On the other hand, I don't want to cross that thin line into what might be called the pornography of violence, a means to merely titillate the worst angels of our nature. But we have to deal with it. After all, we write crime fiction and crime often involves violence. So either we choose crimes that don't the slick bloodless heist, the clever con game, or we write scenes that involve shootings, stabbings, and various kinds of murder. And maybe that's the answer, maybe we have come to a time when we should stop writing violence crime altogether. But if we make that choice, we say goodbye to the murder mystery, the procedural, the forensic novel. And maybe I'm wrong about not sanitizing the violence. There is, after all, a place for the cleverly plotted suspenseful whodunit, with its witty dialog, exotic locales, and intriguing characters who am I to judge. It's fine, as long as we know it's a game, and we play by its rules and know it's conventions. So if colonel someone kills lord someone else in this study with a monkey wrench, we don't expect to see the blood and brains, and we don't feel much from the grieving family except anticipation of the will. Fair enough, I suppose. But I write realistic crime fiction. For 23 years, I wrote close to the bone novels about the Mexican drug cartels. The actual violence was horrific, and I was faced with a stark choice. Do I back away from the violence, soften it, mute it, make it less terrible than it was, or do I bring it to the reader in realistic, graphic language that showed it the way it was. For the most part, I chose the latter option. It was a hard choice. Just researching these events was a brutal experience, and I knew that reading about them in these terms would be likewise brutal. But every violent incident in those books actually happened in one form or another. And I wanted the reader to understand the real tragedy of the so called war on drugs..
Now Try This
"crime fiction" Discussed on Now Try This
"After being made redundant from his job because of corporate restructuring, grant decided to start writing novels, stating they are the purest form of entertainment, and he wrote them just, yeah. But as he was talking about making Jack reacher, he said he wanted to do something different than what was out there at the time, which the first book came out in 97, so all the heroes of these crime fiction novels and things were antsy heroes. They were drugs, but they were like going against their demons. They were die hard, right? There were people like that. So he specifically didn't want to make that. He specifically wanted to make an XML and everyone was a cop, so he made someone that was ex military. And it was just interesting how he was trying to make a way from the prototypical action hero, the Bruce Willis is of the time. Honestly, every time he was talking, I was like, so you're talking about thy heart? Think about that. I'm trying to make someone that's not die hard. But in a way, is that I feel like, yeah, you just made him die hard. You just made him Batman, I guess. Like he's more annoying and less cool because you've made him like that, you know? Yeah. Home dude has 26 novels. Home dude. But cooler. But surfing with surfer vibes, home dude. Well, he's a man, so homie, oh man, I also don't know how he identifies, so home dude. So home dude, fucking, he's got he's doing something right. 26 books. That was fine. Respect, respect. I don't have 26 books. I know. He's written like a book a year since he started making them. You know who also has a lot of exactly. The guy who wrote pounded in the butt by my own butt. That guy has like hundreds of books. I don't know, I don't know what that is at all. I don't know what that is. And I also don't know if they are self published. And he writes books on Amazon, and they're all tied to pounded in the butt by my own butt and like shit like that. Well, you gotta respect the hustle. Do they have the commercial success that Jack reacher has? I would watch him..
In Writing with Hattie Crisell
"crime fiction" Discussed on In Writing with Hattie Crisell
"So I'm looking at them. If you just look at my bookshelves, there's no distinction. If it sounds interesting, and it sounds like it's got a good story, and I'm going to enjoy it. I will read it. It doesn't matter what it is. But do you think one distinction I can sort of see but tell me if I'm wrong is that I think in a lot of genre fiction or in particular genres, there are certain sort of what's the word I'm looking for here. There are kind of conventions to it so for example when I interviewed very McFarland, she talked me through the sort of conventions of romantic comedy and I was going to ask you about crime fiction. You know, are there elements that a good crime thriller should probably be taking off? I guess so. I think it should be the same for any book. You know, you want a story that's going to propel you a compel you to keep turning the pages and characters you identify with.
The Stephen King Boo! Club
"crime fiction" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"That. I did like that. Thank you so. I don't actually know what phoenix wrote this week. You wanted to be a surprise which is great. I think we're going to have a really analysis. Heavy back half which is exciting to me because that just gets my rocks off it is a day ending. And why so. I will be ranting about story structure and i guess phoenix. Can i now know what you'll be talking about. Narrow i think mine is gonna come up short so if he goes along. That's fine. oh it's gonna go along we'll get god. You're being so mysterious. Who i don't know what to do about it. Who are you. who's this man. You've always loved mysterious man. Sorry if if this is your first time joining as you're joining us for revival welcome We do a hot take. And we put ourselves on a four minute timer because otherwise we will go on and on and if that form at timer triggers. Then that's it. we're not allowed to go on phoenix. I will go first to demonstrate. I would love to have you do that. I'll count you down presently five four three two one. This book is very interesting to me because it feels both contemporary and old school. I think a big reason for that is the story. Structure itself. revival starts out as do many of king's more quote unquote literary novels with a single narrator and our strong voice recounting a story of their life. If like us you've read a large portion of kings back catalogue you'll be put in mind of the green mile dolores claiborne that era. The style is slow and contemplative. It's nostalgic in that very human earnest way. Which is as melancholy as it is yearning. And it's in this style that were introduced to the enigmatic charles jacob kingston's a longtime establishing this man's heart his faith his earnest ties to the community and then things start to curdle jacob after the death of his wife and child and he starts to feel like a man from a different book specifically a man from a lovecraft era short story. This is intentional on the very first page of the novel jamie describes charles jacob as quote the joker who pops out of the deck on intervals over the years as the quote change agent the entire first page and change in fact could have been ripped straight from a classic american gothic story but then the story shifts into the tone it will hold the for the majority of the book describing a boy and his new toys a rural family a different time. This is a tried and true. Horror trope kick things off with the tone center a glimpse of the horrible things to come and then ease back into the baseline in the narrative. The narrative in this case is fairly non genre. it's closer to contemporary literature with tales of. I loves in complicated cummings of age. But whenever charles jacob pops up the edges start to fray. His appearance at the carnival is nearly hallucinogenic. His recurrence has a revival. Preacher is almost crime-fiction complete with interviews with victims and old newspaper clippings we see jacob spiral into complete moral decay in brief glimpses almost vignettes. This works for me because the slower more contemplative literature segments provide a contrast against the genre elements. It's jarring in the way that seeing something disturbing in your day to day is jarring. And has jacob keeps popping up the literature aspects of the book. Start to dissolve the story ceases to be jamie story at all. The climax revival isn't the peak of jamie's life but of charles jacobs and that peak is appropriately genre for twenty pages of the script fully flips and we dive headfirst into a style of writing. More kintu the pulp magazines of kings youth than hit quiet. Meditative novel that precedes it. It's as if the book itself is taken in by jacobs obsession helpless to escape the gravity of his mad genius. In this way the form of the book echoes jamie story itself. Which doesn't happen. King is something of a literary chameleon occupying various genres tones invoices across his bibliography and here. He uses that range to draw this big bright red circle around the classic cosmic horror plot a man driven by obsession uncovers something horrible and it destroys the lives of those around him revival. Though does something. I really dig which is to tell. The story of the bystander and the result is a book. Unlike anything i've ever read before time. Fifteen seconds left my friend guy. Good god damn yeah. I mean that's sums up all my thoughts on it. I really appreciate your thoughts. It's funny i never think about story structure and and fiction structure. Which is obvious to you because you've read my fiction and so don't when you bring it to though it starts to make sense like i see now i see where these peaks and valleys were crafted by person who craft things on purpose. You know. yeah it's stephen king is a sculptor is sometimes. It's fine detail. Sometimes it's broad strokes but he's always he's always in the bones of what he's doing which i think is really really interesting. And now it's my turn and stephen going to do something special today. So if you are a new listener on what to tell you. I would like for the first time in club history and for what will be the only time in club history to ask you to put away the timer and just listen. Oh my god. But i already have it out is in my head. I think it's time to put it in your pocket. I friend i'm not wearing pants. I don't have pockets. can't have also not wearing pants. All right i'll just hold on. That was me putting it on the table. Excellent it's down. I'm also not going to present for you. An essay okay. I'm presenting for you. Some thoughts that i had about christianity now as i already mentioned christianity is fleeting. And it's easy to say anything about anything and a lot of the thoughts that i had were about that in this book and so i am going to present in character. A counterargument a counter sermon to the people of harlow to the terrible sermon. That's i'm i'm very into it. Is this the abdomen. Steve and segment. We're going to do that too okay. Great buckle in..
The Crime Cafe
A highlight from Interview with Crime Writer Mark Edward Langley: S. 7, Ep. 6
"I used to love be booksellers. When did you do there. Oh lord you're going back to nineteen eighty you know my my parents and family moved down there with my dad. Got transferred and It was as close by. I a job there. You know and ended up for the tunnel. Always there Started out in the back room. Receiving the books getting them all the labels and stickers and stuff and putting them out and then got beyond the register in that kind of stuff you know so ended up stocking and working that i love being down there because it was right down the street from the windmill dinner theater and a lot of actors came through doing plays there and a few of my she stop in the store to buy some stuff excellent but i got instilled in reading. Men was watching spenser for hire series on television. And one of the ladies that worked percent if you love the show who should read the books to read in the books and behold from their own. Isn't it interesting. How things often start with television I know that my love's mystery started with watching honey west way back in the day now going back more. Yeah but yeah. It's just funny. I'll have like that. You know when i got into reading rubber parker than but display in john d. Macdonald's just went from there and you know is started loving whatever. I can get my hands on all. Great stuffs well Tell us about arthur nikai. He's an interesting character. An excellent reign of former member of the special ice unit and a native american correct. Exactly how did you come up with this character not to mention his wife. Who's a news reporter. I thought that was interesting. Please tell us more. Sure i mean i. I started thinking about developing i. I took a two week vacation out there. And i traveled the route. That's in the book. So whatever i saw one that way dictated into a tape recorder and came back and transpose. It all down. You know this sort of developing characters and backstories the characters and I stumbled across. I wanted to be different in a lot of ways and other writers out there writing about that and not not as far as police goes or whatever it may be you know. But i developed arthur nikai based on my love for our kalashnikov by the native american flute player. And at the time. One of my friends. Where i worked a million years ago. It seems like now Whose first thing with arthur. So i liked the way that rain together. So i use that they'll to character that As far as his. Wife sharon goes. I actually was texting back and forth in the mornings with one of the local reporters in the nbc station here and chicago and Wanted to ask her some questions about you. Know what you give up to have this life you have. I wanted to make her real and things that happen In their life once you have that job while things you don't get to do You miss a lot of birthdays. Anniversaries you're always on the air doing something you know so. She helped out a lot with that. And i developed that curator of the other ones of jake. Bill cody which is loosely based on my grandfather large barrel chested man. You know With that so i start molding these people into what i i have now needs really interesting the way your travels informed your fiction writing. So yeah i. What was the whole plan to do that. Because you know you can't just look online and find pictures and things and do things and men do searches. you have to be there. And that's what i found out a long time ago. I told on hillerman once at the her father helped me understand the importance of descriptive sentencing. You know surrounding sect place I think robert parker helped me develop a dialogue kind of conversations in books. So i use those along with that. I had to be there. You have the smell that you have to see to taste it and feel the heat feel the cold in order to convey that to the reader in the book and a lot of people who have read my books feel like they're right there in the situation in the area. I love that.
Just King Things
"crime fiction" Discussed on Just King Things
"The dome you. Maybe you'll remember this where it was part of the algorithm ick price wars for books in two thousand. Yes so so it'd be like amazon. It was like this this total collapse of algorithms right so like amazon would post the book you know. And it's thirty five dollars or whatever walmart algorithm ikley would also like post the book but it would be five cents cheaper and the algorithms kept going back and forth in bouncing to the point where under the dome bef- like the preorder for under the dome. You could get the day of release was like eight dollars and this all happened in like forty eight hours and i just happened to see it because of like some forum conversations thou following in so i was like well. This is like a thousand page steven king book. It can't be that bad and as a college student. I was like it certainly can't be mad about paying eight dollars for it and so i thought that on a whim and i was like. Oh shit this. Is stephen king. Doing his thing again like dick. Cheney is a villain in that novel it's wild and so then. I read eleven twenty to sixty three and a very similar thing. It didn't get that cheap but it got pretty cheap again and did that. And then i read that tower book after that and i was like no. I think i'm off of stephen king again. Sleep until way later. I read it like when i was doing comps for grad school. This is like something to do that. Didn't require me to think too hard. Reread the shining a red dr sleep. Same thing with revival. It was like i was copying and i wanted to read something that was not a comic book like before i went to bed. So i read the stephen king novel. That goes nowhere so yeah. I don't know i don't. I don't have a negative. A picture of more. Recent stephen king as i thought i would when we began this podcast which is pretty interesting. Yeah i would say like i. The thing that i that has struck me as what you mentioned. Which is that in the past. Maybe five to ten years kings kind of hinted to thriller. Crime just straight thriller crime fiction of that. I'm sort of interested in seeing like that's not really my genera but it's interesting to see king himself kind of settle in on slightly different generic inflection than basically everything. He's he's popularly associated with Because you know looking through short story. Collections i can see those threads. I can see where that interest comes from and it is interesting at. I think at least abstractly to imagine this author over the decades of his career finally getting to the point where he's like. I'm just going to write about some like people chasing each other with guns. You hope i wild to me but yeah we will. We will talk about when we get there but yeah hopefully i answered those questions. If it doesn't our apologies yeah So a the next couple of questions again. Very kind of similar in overall gestures be writes in and says a recurring theme so far in the show seems to be that. Returning to king's novels with increased lived. Experience often leaves one finding the novels. Troubling my favorite king. Novel is when. I can't recommend anyone due to one horrifying scene surrounding intensely problematic themes but when i was a teen in i read it. The broader story arcs really resonated and so it has stuck with me through to adulthood. How do you to separate the enjoyment you.
"crime fiction" Discussed on Little Atoms
"They is little atoms a radio show about ideas and coach with me nail denny this week new novel gene and had look essays. My life is novels. Have many crime fiction prizes including the edgar anthony awards. Some ben has second consecutive novel to win. the award. crime fest was also nominated for the gold dagger award and was weinstein's book of the month. Most recent novel lady in the lake featured in numerous specialists and was followed by the publication her first collection of essays by life as a villainous. Which if we've time at the end and stays today we're going to talk about but in the main we're going to be talking about lower. His latest book dream dreamgirls. Laura welcome back to little atoms. Hey it's nice to talk to you. I'm sorry it's face to face that wedneday again. Maybe shell tennis festival. How you would describe dream go. I would describe dream girl as very conscious. Demised stephen king's misery in that it nominally house crime fiction which all the elements of crime fiction in which working all these years. I think it is the first written that has a sense of far about. It is feeling that things can't possibly be what they seem and that the main character is in a dire predicament from which it seems very unlikely. He could emerge unscathed. Trying to wanna talk a bit more about this one having horror elements then because i mean this is obviously a departure but most specifically the last few books that you've written a beach been very consciously different from the last. I wanted to guess why why he wanted to do that. But also that yeah. Let's talk a bit more about working in elements of the hurry genres well to begin with the idea that the books have been very different from book to book with which i agree. That was always my goal. Even when i was working in a series context in a row talks about the same character as monahan was very determined. I was never going to write. The same book twice are a lot of crime writers. I admire who had very long careers. And i am not going to name names because it's rude in unkind but some of these writers would basically right same boat more than once you say. Well i read this one before seeing overall story and i've always wanted not to repeat myself. It's the only way. I can't keep going to for many years. I was reading stand-alones that they shared anything it was that they had been inspired by real life events and going back to two thousand fifteen so i guess we're taking the mid teens of the truth for century against thinking more and more about taking my writing to a place where i would be addressing the books that made me a writer. The book that i fell in love with the books that were highly influential. Which is an interesting thing to do. Because it's my contention that the books that influences or the books we read when very young we kind of not critical that the books we read is teens navy in our twenties today might not be the best books we've ever read but these are the books that kind of creep into our brains when they're still soft informing in so ever since i've published wildly. Which is to me very obviously influenced by Mockingbird i've been working in this name on it found it really rewarding interesting on it makes it inevitable that the book's really changed from bucks so i went from her relieved to james. Cain when i wrote lady in the lake i was very consciously writings are merged marjorie morningstar and in kim dream. Girl where misery is such an obvious influence. But there were other influences. Sell broth zuckerman. Unbound is a very big. In for his dream girl in this criminally under looked over to say.
"crime fiction" Discussed on Poetic Earthlings
"I am planning and anthology as mentioned before. And i'm actually really excited to finally do it. Because i only published two books a year. I ended up publishing my own books. I'm trying to get michael series in a place where i feel comfortable just kind of letting it sit because i'm the kind of person that i love reading. Especially when it comes to crime fiction there can always be another book because crime never stops. And so i just wanna get michael into a place where he is kind of comfy if readers pick up guan and they read book to read three they read book for which we're planning for january. Then that's comfy. Have a little bit of cushion before people start to riot and want another book between one and two. I was just having the hardest time with people wanting another book another book. So i think once i get to before it'll be had it. It'll be kind of comfy. And then of course. I have helpless which will always be a priority as far as telling the stories of these women. Elissa fairfield is another book. That i have out so for me. I'm pretty stack as far as my own. Books are concerned. I want to get this anthology out. It's a pain in g so i'm planning to buy material from authors. I'm hoping that i get to meet tons of who've never sold a story before because it is so awesome to get paid for your work. I really really hope that. I get to meet some authors. Who are excited to sell their story to our anthology so really quick. I'll just explain our first theology. I haven't announced this to anyone. So you're my favorite person. I want to tell you. I want.
"crime fiction" Discussed on Poetic Earthlings
"She is pure evil. Like what you said about. When it comes to originality we could take the tropes and make an original twist to them. A good story doesn't matter what it is. It could be a zombie. Apocalypse is not necessarily about the zombie apocalypse. Says about the characters and how they go through it and what makes them human. It tests their spirits. Some we could identify with that. There is some authors out there. They focused so heavily on the genre itself that they lose the the heart of the story for instance that there are some science fiction writers. They focused so heavily on the technology. They lose the romance. The poetry the lose the spirit of the story itself with good authors. Like you the particularly you always focus on the character's that's why your books do so well if you were to take a look at the crime fiction book these days like the scene as it is what some of pet peeves when it comes to crime fiction. My biggest issue with crime fiction is probably not just with crime fiction but how the books are being released some authors just are just throwing him out there like the focus on crafting is sometimes taking a back seat to release speed. But i think that speaks the whole literary industry right now. I don't think crime fiction specifically. I'm always looking for crime fiction books so i noticed when an author is just like every month. There's a new book out. And i'm just like is this gonna to be exactly like the last one. Is this one actually gonna be better. Have you had any time to research. Perfect your craft or do you know to me. I see it as that. But i feel like a lot of authors could identify with this idea. That people are Machining their books out as opposed to just enjoy the craft in making sure that they have something special. I think for me..
"crime fiction" Discussed on Poetic Earthlings
"Don't you wish you could defy the norms and rebel against the system. It's time for the earthling spotlight where we recognize an independent poet for novelist. This person not only excels in their field but also moves the industry forward york. Who's it going to be this time. My special guest today is tiffany. See louis she's a crime fiction novelist with six bucks her ladies helpless a short story collection. She's also the founder of rebellion lit a publication company. So sit back. Relax quit on your head care as we talked to the magnificent tiffany. See lewis..
Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019
"crime fiction" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019
"As one of the four queens of crime of the golden era of critique fiction sharing that accolade with agatha christie. Maija reentering home. Dorothy sayers she an award in obi and then was made dame in one thousand nine hundred sixty six or demery as she liked to refer to it s. She was awarded the honorary doctor of literature from the university of canterbury and she was a grand master award for lifetime achievement by the mystery writers of america now who novels were adapted for television by amongst others the bbc and all of you authors out there. Imagine this happening to you. Here publishes produced the mash million. One hundred thousand copies of tin books pushed out into the market at once now. They've is the kind of confidence and accolade. Any modern writer would kill for and won only sheet by agatha christie h. g. wells and george bernard shore. She wasn't still is arguably one of new zealand's most successful writers and despite this she was barely recognized for her crime fiction writing here she was lauded only for his shakespearean production and she doubted who with as she said in her autobiography black beach and honeydew intellectual new zealand france. Textually avoid all mention of my published work. And if they like me do so. I cannot help but feel in spite of it. Now as a crime writer suffering similar saf doubt and the fives of subtle and subtle feedback from some people that crime writing was somehow a sick and class form of literature. I thought a solidarity with so much so that when it came to choosing a topic of research for my phd. She was an obvious choice. I wanted to show how crime writing was immensely valuable and important form of literature. My i'll show you attitude. And i thought what better way to do it. Then take this incredible woman from our past and just demonstrate how incredibly clever nai mash was or is my mom would put it you. I know i got my dander up now. Another soldier source of motivation was my sense of sadness. That nighmare seem to have disappeared. From new zealand's collective conscious my generation and younger generations appeared to be unaware of this extraordinary new zealander. So my my research in some way. Throw the spotlight on her a game. So how mashes influence so very important. Well she was a stickler for accuracy and heavily researched all aspects of crime novels. She didn't even want to make effectual mistake. Especially as he had many friends who are in the medical scientific and legal fields and so no and who would bloomers and as the writers were in the room will a taste that if you do make a boo boo their readers. The league i.
Books and Boba
Interview With Mia P. Manansala, Author
"And we are here with author. Mia p monot sala the author of arsenic adobo. She is also the winner of the twenty eighteen. Hugh colton award and the two thousand eighteen. Eleanor taylor bland. Crime fiction writers of color award. Welcome thanks for having me. It's always great to bring award winning for unpublished. But yes good. I mean it still counts. Still mary impressive award winning author. I mean like those awards are for my now soon to debut novel. So i guess you're right accounts it can cam nine like in publishing. You need to celebrate every little thing. So you're right you're right so how are you doing. How's how's covert publishing life going for you. What my book cut like as of this recording my book comes out in three weeks. So it's that weird thing of like. I've been waiting over a year for this to happen and now that it's starting to happen. I'm like oh no what like like people are going to be reading my words and and having opinions and oh you know. It's a weird super exciting and super scary time right now. Your your book is a book of the month choice. And that's like that's a pretty big deal too so congratulations. i think. I think that's also was kind of adding to this weird like inbetween feeling because i see my book like on instagram. People are tagging me and photos but it hasn't officially released. So i'm like is this real like. Is this actually happening. It's called marking. It's called marketing. Not a lot of authors. Get it but you're very lucky. Your book definitely deserves it. Because i had so much fun reading it.
"crime fiction" Discussed on Real Monsters
"Hey i guess that's the end of our lead in music and so we can start putting words out on the air. Hey look come to real monsters again. You guys keep coming back for more. What the hell's wrong with you and don't let the graphic that is bernard. Now thank you hold on cutting. We are talking about last. You know what you do thousand things right. Come on were skidmore poop. We go charleena veld. Something out of really. I think it rivaled some of the Southern gothic crime fiction there well little town called skid more. Yeah and by little. We mean. Tiny as as dudley moore might have said in arthur. They recently had the whole city. Carpeted yeah basically and you know The one of the science you had up there. Let me see if i can throw this in here. that The population is so tiny. Four hundred and thirty seven people at the time That we will be looking at it. That is not split now. It's probably three hundred or two hundred eight ball in the town and.
CRUSADE Channel Previews
"crime fiction" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"Of the great charles dickens but anyway there it is. There is in fact a musical version of a christmas carol could scrooge with great albert finney in the person of scrooge. It didn't do terribly well when it was first produced. I think it's a very fine piece of entertainment is got sir alec guinness as jacob marley around the camp. Jay could molly to be honest which doesn't quite fit with the character but it's a wonderful moment so maybe that wanna try as well that's scrooge with albert finney anyway moving onto our light fluffy contemporary christmas novel. Eight detective novel no less. I've been wanting to review the dc ryan mysteries for quite a while as you know. I like crime fiction and this is yet another series of got very familiar with over the last year. I've read probably three or four of the books today. Eight possibly good detective stories. Dc ryan is. He's an interesting character in his own. Right he is a professional murder detective. Most contemporary crime fiction tends to be split between detective. Who are in fact. Policemen and going about their official business and the ama- detective like agatha racism. And all the rest. Who.
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"crime fiction" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"Nash sometimes nine by applying for maria. I'm a writer of crime. Fiction on historical novels and an incorrigible bibliophile. It's wonderful to be making a program on pretty much. My favorite subjects books on my show. I will be introducing youtube books. Classic and contemporary that. You must street should enjoy reading or should not touch with eleven foot barge pole this week. It is my once a month. Children's book show involving younger review was talking about an sharing their favorite books and to begin with. I have nicholas. Who's ten years old. And it's gonna talk to you about an author..
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"crime fiction" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"Welcome to if you're on the files. I'm your host s. You're on the nash. Sometimes nine by known to boom burela maria. I'm a writer of crime fiction and historical novels and incorrigible.
The Crime Cafe
Interview with Crime Writer Tom Vater: S. 6, Ep. 7 - burst 1
"My assumption is that you started with journalism in went into crime writing, but that beaker. Well actually. So happened hand in hand because. The first Arctic rival road for newspaper wasn't one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, seven. A paper in in Nepal and while I was there. I started thinking about rising my first novel, the Devil's Road to cap on do which then eventually came out in two thousand four. So it kind of happened at the same time but. But I I would say that you know between the pieces of fiction I right there along gaps for professional reasons and so Leap. Most of the time I have a day job. I do journalism and when I have some months often I can sit down and write a novel. So you're primarily a journalist who also does crime rate. Yeah you could say that I also own a a small publishing. House. crimewave press, which is a crime fiction imprint based in Hong Kong, which does mostly e books published about thirty two titles by. All sorts of oldest many of them from the US. So that's that's my Gig. So I, I kind of do three different things. I'm a crime fiction writer I I'm a very small press publisher with just one Papa and For crime, fiction novels in a bunch of short stories. And interested in the fact that you do so much stuff Most interested in in in the notion of of journalists going into this sort of thing because it tradition of journalists going into to fiction writing is historically something I've always been kind of intrigued by which is why I majored in journalism actually because of my interest in writing and in fiction general What made you choose crime fiction in particular as genre. There's probably several things. One is Zora fiction kind of makes it easy to because it's got many established rules and tropes and. Conventions and and so in that sense, it's it's quite conservative. You as a writer, there's another things to hold onto when you're writing your first novel because it has to go away. If you're GONNA follow crime fiction conventions if you write literary fiction, it's it seems at least to me when I was in my twenties, it seemed much disorienting and I didn't know how Radia how I would do that character development always stuff. But in in crime fiction, you know you have set in stock characters and set. Ways the plots develop and and and end in the end. So so I felt seventy with my best novel, the Devil's role to Kathmandu that I wanted to just ride to a sort of. Conventional Adventure story you know with. it's it's the story of four young guys who in nineteen, seventy five hit the hippie trail between between London Kathmandu and drive a van from London to come do an on the way they they. They make a drug deal that goes horribly wrong. And Is Disappears with the money. Mail saying how? Do and get your shouts the money. So that it's it's like a classic kind of adventure story that I wanted to create an I just how that. All Crime Fiction Travel Zara which would be the easiest way of turning that into a reality.
Hello, I'm scared of... crime books!
"I think. That's one of the kind of joys and the drawbacks of crime is zone and it's one of the things that annoys me when people always read pieces in the newspapers whereas it's someone making sweeping generalizations about crime this crime that and actually crime is a huge on. R- it's as big as you know it's like saying fiction is this like of course then some parts of fiction it is but crime spans the gamut from really intensely literary right through to kind of pure page-turners an really like terrifying stuff. That is way too hot for me. I'm quite a REC- readers. I chose reader. Yeah yeah that makes for better things stops me is that I'm like kind of scattered Dr. I'm an ex Christian but for some reason I still it kind of affects like how much I really believe in ghosts which is more people and let me say that your Senate Sky Dateline kind of chills and speak. He stuff like there's quite a lot of playing about with that in my books but what I really don't. I cannot read books that are kind of sold. Like people locked in basements or sexual torture or particularly stuff happening to kids. That's just like my my line You know no shade on people who write that. It's we need to explore all areas of human experience in fiction. And that's fine but it's not what I want to spend my evenings immersing myself in you know when you're not familiar with the genre as you say. Sometimes the jackets can similar when they kind of wildly different types of six and it is a bit of a learning curve. I think finding out sort of which bit because I I also have had this stuff about crime fiction through the ages where it's like often this get letting the thing that is scary in the book as a society. We're a little bit afraid of and that can make change throughout the decades but then it also means that on a personal level of the stuff that you're like I'm quite interested in exploring fair and then other stuff that is enjoyable to explore the new stuff. That's definitely I mean. The classic thing that is always talked about is the fact that the golden age of crime was in between the wars and Agatha Christie was writing all the way through the Second World War and wrote some of her best names route. Twelve books I think during the second mobile without stopping sometimes two books a year and people who wanted to read about this and even in the midst of kind of death and bereavement and destruction and bombs and huge uncertainty. They wanted crime and it becomes. Yeah they sort of. Are they exploring phase safely They wanted to live in a world where the impossible is solved. May Right and where bodies brought to justice. I don't know if there was easy. Onces like I would publish a thesis on it and become a PhD. If it's the same with you but like I say. I think that there's probably a lot misconceptions around crime and just named one of the crime writers that I know apart from nightmare modern switched our Agatha Christie and then shallow stuff like that's the only kind of two touch points a puffer Moton wrenches. The I know like what do you come up against misconceptions at variety forgot anymore misconceptions That you have but like do you come up against those things in the book and what which ones are true and which ones are like. Not Surgery are accurate. I think one thing I sometimes maybe misconception. On the hair is that they. They're not always believable and things. Sometimes people read to escape. Some people read to understand that life or the situational things going on in the world a little bit more and I think there are a lot. I know that there are a lot like that. I think that's not necessarily something I believe. I think that sometimes a bit of misconception that it sort of by so many things can happen to someone in the morning but life I watched enough kind of true crime dramas tonight actually extraordinary things do happen to people. That's why I might see rates because I've always struggled with that exact question of I don't want to write a procedural. I don't want to write about police officer because I don't inhabit that world and it's not my area of expertise and you do run up against the question of realistically. How many bodies can an ordinary person stumble? We're not Jessica Fletcher. We don't like Pandora in Cabot Cove and have a corpse waiting there every single day. So you know something that crime writers struggle with as well but I do. I firmly believe that it is completely possible. Implausible for one terrible unlikely incident to strike people in a lifetime. I think we've all been the victims of those and we know people who've had terrible extraordinary things happen to them so I don't think in itself that's but yet when it happens again and again and again. This is an interesting one because you can say that any genre like pick Saad poetry. And how sad can Waldman really be like you know like a little life is like? That's brutal like I think. We can fly that to to cry when actually we can say that about a lot of German. You're always going to be talking about the extraordinary end of ordinary. Even when you know even when it's just a regular life you're writing about it. In some kind of heightened artificial way. No one writes about life as it really happens because it would be incredibly tedious and full of sequiturs either. That's not how fiction works. We accept that it's a kind of construct but yes how far you'll cater for peds to to follow that construct but do you so. Do you read climate. All right if you read stuff and enjoyed it or you just never really got to grips with that. As as you know I have and I remember when I was younger. My Dad my dad is a big kind of threat breeze all the big American crime office and I remember the get that again. It's I remember picking up because I was on holiday and I ran. We ran out two books and I picked up a Ro Robert Ludlum book and I absolutely loved and for years it was the Sigma Protocol and it was one of my favorite books because it had this kind of I was so gripped by the narrative but also had this kind of the end of real big moral question kind of about ethics and I just found really fascinating but then I didn't pick up another one. So it's it's. It's a bit strange so I don't really know why because the ones I have read. I have enjoyed that. I think I also haven't I work in publishing and a low of my reading is dictated by what I work on. Haven't actually worked with any modern crime. Rights is so I don't know yeah. It's not that I haven't enjoyed them. I just think it's interesting like what we bookshop. What we go towards. Because it's what we see ourselves. I'm like I didn't really see myself as a crime rate even though I've read crime is that thing of like what settles in your head and doesn't right if you were going to pick up the next crime book. Let's find one for eight. What would you be looking for in a crime free Even the book. Yeah gives you elements and we'll diagnose. Okay will somewhere with a real sense of place that I can kind of stand on this because we're not going anywhere right now that we need some vivid sensitive travel escape my falls something historical but maybe more kind of twentieth century historical and something. I do think that raises questions. It makes you think differently about something so I kind of like moral ambiguity in well. I have three suggestions for you. If people are sort of struggling to find their way into genre I sometimes think it's helpful to have sort of stepping stone books. That kind of are not necessarily crime but crime adjacent and a book which I firmly believe is part of the psychological thriller Genre and I would probably be one of the best but isn't usually shoved as that regard it is that is Rebecca by definitely Maury Which I think has the amazing sense of place that you're after Obviously it also literary classics. So it's just a really good book to have read if what is adjusted in literary fiction because it's the touchstone for a lot of kind of literary fiction as well as a lot of crime fiction Another book which again is kind of Paul of the Classic Crime Cannon and I think has the kind of moral questioning and ambiguity. That may be talking about Would be the time. Mister Ripley by Patricia Highsmith She is just wonderful writer full stop. She writes very sparsely. She's amazing at creating character. She plunged irritate and it is a crime novel. You're kind of trying to figure out what's happening whether Ripley's GonNa get caught. But she sort of puts you on the opposite side most crime because you're in Ripley skin and you're rooting for him. Even as he's doing terrible terrible things but you also kind of at the same time want justice to catch up with him but in terms of Morton book which I think takes away your boxes including the historical one. I would highly recommend Alabama cheese Series which is set in the Indian raw and has to fantastic Cactus at the center of it. There's some who's an English man who's been kind of Dropped into colonial India in sort of Typically kind of bossing the locals around and then as he's kind of second in command and sidekicks the not who's an Indian And it's just it's brilliantly done and it tackles some really big questions alongside each time. A really cracking mystery in terms of you. WanNa find out whodunit. You WanNa you the detectives to solve it. You want everyone to be bang to rights but he's really grappling with big twentieth century. Questions that estill dogging us today in terms of the fact that we don't have solutions. These are still things the Iraqi going in the news today. I'm they're just cracking a good races