Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is celebrating is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a double issue titled "How Crime Flies," featuring stories by a number of Edgar and Shamus award-winning authors: Lia Matera, Brendan DuBois, Bill Pronzini, Jonathan King, Clark Howard, Loren D. Estleman, Cheryl Rogers, and more.
Crimespree Magazine issue 43 is also due out August 31st, with fiction by Kenneth Nicols, news, articles and reviews from Ayo Onatade, Avery Aames, Tony Hays, Sara Gran, Lisa Unger, Jen Jordan, Craig McDonald, Reed Farrel Coleman, and an interview of Dennis Lehane by Declan Burke. For subscription info, check out their web site.
The latest "Getting Away With Murder" column by Shots Ezine's Mike Ripley is available online. The Ripster previews the upcoming Reading Festival of Crime Writing; reviews John Lawton's novel A Lily of the Field; anticipates a couple of cinematic thrillers including Haywire, with an "ass-kickitrix" black ops super soldier seeking payback after she's betrayed and set up during a mission; and contemplates "the new Creasey" and "South Africa's Answer to Stieg Larsson."
Which graveyards are the most literary? Publishers Weekly takes a look at the top six.
If you have a hard time keeping up with all the latest social networking and "next big thing" online whatever, you're not alone. Spotify is a music-related site that recently migrated to the U.S. market, allowing you to create "mix tapes" of your favorites. Crime fiction author James Ellroy is a noted Beethoven fan, and Galley Cat created a Spotify playlist in his honor with a Beethoven musical primer.