Book adaptations fared pretty well at the Golden Globes the other night: Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, Game Change and House of Lies were all big winners.
The British Library is hosting a series of crime fiction events including the exhibition "Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime Fiction," beginning January 18th. Other events, including include panel discussions on "Real Crime" "The Story of Crime Fiction," and "The Female Detective," are scheduled in February and March.
Also coming up later this month: The Murder Goes South Festival of Readers and Writers of the Southern Mystery. Join authors Karen Kennedy, VR Barkowski, Fran Stewart, Tony Burton, Miranda Parker, Joseph Scott Morgan, Brandon Massey, Leslie Tentler, Cheryl Ritzel, Lee Kelly and Jo Cook on Saturday January 26 for all-day event in Smyrna, Georgia.
2013 has just begun, but the crime fiction reviews have plenty of suggestions for you to add to your reading list for the year. Marilyn Stasio at the New York Times, Margaret Cannon of the Globe and Mail, and Myles Knapp of the Mercury News all take a look at some of the latest crime fiction releases.
RIP to British mystery writer Gwendoline Butler, who died at the age of 90 on January 5; Butler was the author of over two dozen novels featuring Inspector John Coffin. Farewell also to author and reporter Jim Benét, who died in December at the age of 98; Benét penned two mystery novels and was a friend of Dashiell Hammett. (Hat tip to the Rap Sheet.)
In the Q&A roundup this week, Glasgow-based crime writer Malcolm Mackay chats with The Scotsman about his alter-ego, a hard-boiled hitman; author Brad Meltzer talks up his latest thriller with Omnivoracious.
The first no-book library is planning to open in San Antonio. Make that no print books, because the new BiblioTech public library, which looks like a modern library, will be filled with aisles of computers and gadgets and offer eReaders and eBooks for checkout.
Want a less stressful job? Try becoming a librarian.