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john-robert-johnson's picture
Jan.14.2014
Having just read him for the first time in translation (more on that soon), I have a confession to make. I don’t read Andrea Camilleri any more.   I used to. His first novels, around 1994, were a real breath of fresh air. Here, at last, was an author who wanted to entertain his readers rather...
thomas-burchfield's picture
Sep.01.2013
Luca Zingaretti as Montalbano For awhile now I’ve been nudging you to check out the programming broadcast via MHZ Networks, an independent public TV distributor based in northern Virginia. MHZ presents programming for “A Globally Minded Audience.” It specializes in international news, a kind of...
kathleen-heady's picture
Apr.28.2012
"Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. Theyread it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won'tbuy any more. The first page sells that book. The lastpage sells your next book."                  ...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.15.2010
Martin Walker’s series of crime novels about the police chief of a small town in France' sbeautiful Perigord region is a delight. When we met at a recent “British Crime Fiction Night” in Darmstadt, Germany, he described the books as “French porn – wine, food, women – in a crime fiction frame.”...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.13.2010
“Exotic” crime fiction has taken off in the last decade. People want to read about detectives in far-off places, even if they don’t want to wade through learned histories of those distant lands.Many of the biggest selling novels of the last decade have been “exotic crime.” You’ll find a detective...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.13.2010
“Exotic” crime fiction has taken off in the last decade. People want to read about detectives in far-off places, even if they don’t want to wade through learned histories of those distant lands.Many of the biggest selling novels of the last decade have been “exotic crime.” You’ll find a detective...