“We like the idea of a guy who gets away with it…It’s a very American ideal—the freedom to break the law.”...more
Posts Tagged: crime fiction
Masterful crime novelist Elmore Leonard has passed away at age 87 after a stroke.
Leonard published 45 novels during his prolific career, including several that were adapted into movies and TV shows, such as Get Shorty, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch (which became the movie Jackie Brown)....more
“Laughs were out, torture porn was in.” Colin Bateman wonders what happened to humor in crime fiction....more
One of the biggest selling, most highly-praised novels at my bookstore right now is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
Since it just came out in paperback, we’ve been selling like six of them a week. Based on reading the book’s blurbs and hearing about it from customers and coworkers, it appears that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, although ostensibly a thriller and a mystery, is also one of those rare, genre-defying gems that makes it confusing to know where to shelve it: mystery or literature?...more