Icelandic Baltasar Kormakur To Direct Jo Nesbo Movie “I Am Victor”

SF Studios, a Swedish Film Production Company, has announced that Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped) is to make “I Am Victor”, an English language feature based on Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel. The book will be adapted by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade for movie production. The two writers have been 007’s go-to script writers for more than…

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Fill Your Downton Abbey Void With “A Death By Any Other Name”

If you are looking for a cozy mystery to fill your Downton Abbey void with, A Death By Any Other Name by Tessa Alren might be the title. Building on the success of her last two mysteries in the same series, Alren returns us to the same universe featuring Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs.…

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A Clever Indian Whodunit: A Rising Man By Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee, author of historical fiction “A Rising Man“, spent the last twenty years working in finance before becoming a writer. A Rising Sun, a remarkable debut, won the Harvill Secker / Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and is the first in a new series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and “Surrender-Not” Banerjee. This is a…

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New Netflix True Crime Show “The Keepers” Promises To Be A “Must-Watch”

The new True-Crime show “The Keepers”, soon to be released by Netflix, is essentially trying to answer one question: Who killed Sister Cathy? So far crime TV enthusiasts can only get a glimpse of the series via the trailer which was released on April 19 (see the trailer here). Based on the scenes, many are comparing…

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Watch These Crime and Thriller Movies Before They Leave Netflix In May 2017

End of April is near and as the cold weather is leaving, so are some nice and exciting crime and thriller movies and TV shows on Netflix. These are few great classics as well as some adrenaline boosters which we recommend you watch during the next week before they are gone. “To Catch a Thief”…

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Best Scandinavian Crime Fictions In 2017 Petrona Award Shortlist

Six outstanding crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have made the shortlist for the 2017 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. The winning title will be announced at a Gala Dinner on May 20 during the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol on May 18-21,…

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The Aluminium Dagger By Richard Austin Freeman

The author behind The Aluminium Dagger, Richard Austin Freeman or in some circles R. Austin Freeman, is one of the most celebrated crime writers of the early 20th century and the brain who created the character of Dr. John Thorndyke. Freeman (1862 – 1946) denied the notion that his creation was a detective. Instead he believed…

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“Doctor Blake Mysteries” Is Ending But Ballarat Wants To Keep It Alive

For the last five years, fans of traditional mysteries in more than 130 countries have been following Dr. Blake Mysteries featuring a lot of vintage cars, old street signs and Victorian architecture. No more as the fifth season of this murder mystery TV show will be the last season after ABC announced recently that it is killing…

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Simon Tolkien Creates A WWI Novel Unlike Others In “No Man’s Land”

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien is such a high-caliber work of WWI fiction which even readers who don’t pick historical novels can’t resist it. In a way, Simon is following on his grandfather’s footsteps: When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he used symbolism and allegory to portray his interpretation of the horrors he had…

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“Antisocial” By Jillian Blake Is A Relevant Thriller For Today’s Digital Lifestyle

“Antisocial“, the debut work of Jillian Blake, is about the risks of what could go wrong in today’s world where people share their personal information and stories online. It poses the great question that many should think about: “What if your greatest secrets become public?” The book tells the story of a group of students…

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Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid Longlisted for Theakston Award

The crime fiction titans Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid have all been longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The prize, which is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback between 1st May last year and 30th April this year, includes four previous winners of…

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A Conversation with Lee Irby, Author of “Unreliable”

The new thriller by Lee Irby titled “Unreliable“, which Doubleday is publishing on April 18th, is the story of a charming college professor who most definitely did not—but maybe did—kill his ex-wife. Or someone else. Or no one. Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and college writing instructor in upstate New York, is returning home for…

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