In the mood for some crime fiction set on and around New Year's Day? Mystery Fanfare has a list for you.
It's never too early to start making up your reading lists for 2015. The Read Me Deadly blog has a Winter Preview in multiple parts (be sure and click on "Older Posts" at the bottom for the previous installments); A Fantastical Librarian profiles some "Anticipated Books (Winter/Spring) 2015: Crime & Historical Crime Fiction; the Blookstained Bookshelf has a calendar through August of upcoming crime fiction titles; and the Loony Teen Writer has a list of YA "Creepy and Crimey Books to Lok Out for in 2015."
If you need a little bit of help in organization your reading ideas, try a reading challenge. A Bookish Girl is sponsoring a 2015 Cloak and Dagger Challenge, complete with book giveaways. The You, Me, and a Cup of Tea blog has a directory of various challenges, including a New Author challenge, A to Z challenge, Monthly Key Words Challenge and much more.
If you're an author, Jane Friedman has a quick look ahead at the technical end of publishing in the new year.
If you're a book AND fashion lover, you might want to head over to BookRiot for a look at "bookish shoes for literary feet."
British author Christopher Fowler (of the Bryant & May series) reported that a long-discussed Scotland Yard "black museum" is moving forward. The renamed Crime Museum is partnering with the Museum of London to display a selection of the 20,000 exhibits relating to the UK's most infamous crimes.
The House of Crime and Mystery blog is asking you to vote for your favorite crime books of 2014, including titles from the U.S., UK, Canada, and around the globe.
Meanwhile, Preditors & Editors is also hosting its annual book poll, including thriller and mystery categories (full disclosure: Played to Death is nominated in the mystery category), as well as best review blog, and many more.
Crimetime Preview has a look at new TV crime dramas coming up in the UK during 2015 via the BBC, ITV, C4 and BSkyB, from thrillers such as Safe House with Christopher Eccleston and the character-driven series The Trials of Jimmy Rose with Ray Winstone. And here are some looks at selected new midseason shows of 2015 on network TV and cable, including several crime-relelated series.
The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio blog is beginning a series taking a look at "The Top 10 Nero Wolfe Novellas," with Part One.
This week's featured crime poem over at the 5-2 is "Villanelle at McDonalds" by Catherine Wald.
The Q&A roundup this week includes Janet Evanovich stopping by the New York Times to talk about her work and how she's a big fan of Scrooge McDuck; and thriller writer Thomas Waite and novelist and screenwriter Glenn Cooper chat with Omnimystery News about their latest books.