DVD Review- In Cold Blood1

DVD Review: In Cold Blood

DVD Review: In Cold Blood   In recent years, the story behind the making of Truman Capote’s famous “nonfiction novel” In Cold Blood has become almost as famous as the book and film adaptation themselves, due to the Oscar-winning movie Capote and the less-lauded but still-praised Infamous. Contrary to the common assertion, Capote did not […]

Mysteries in Brazil

Mysteries in Brazil: Interview with Raphael Montes

Mysteries in Brazil from a talented new author…. AFG: Tell us about your new novel. RM: The idea to write Perfect Days came at the request of my mom. My previous book, Roulette, is about nine young people who take part in a game of Russian roulette. It’s a thriller in the form of a […]

Top Five Sources of Inspiration for M.C. Beaton

Top Five Sources of Inspiration for M.C. Beaton

Top Five Sources of Inspiration for M.C. Beaton I am often asked what inspired me to write and because my first book was a Regency romance, people often assume I was inspired by Jane Austen. Alas, genius is never inspiring. It was the bad imitators of Georgette Heyer following her death who led me to […]

James Bond: Pure Entertainment or Timely and Relevant?

James Bond: Pure Entertainment or Timely and Relevant?

(We interviewed author Paul Simpson, who just released the critically acclaimed book Bond vs Bond. Paul was able to cut through the chase and give us some facts about the world’s greatest (fictional) agent that will surprise and entertain fans!) AFG: Why does the world have a fascination with James Bond? PS: The films are […]

Unpublished work by William Faulkner

Unpublished work by William Faulkner surfaces

As odd as it sounds, the first “grown-up” work I read as a boy was the play The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. It took me a long time to complete, the ending came from left field, and I was absorbed by how the dialogue carried the action of the play. From then on, I became […]

DVD Review: Arthur and George

Interview with Arthur and George star Arsher Ali

British actor Arsher Ali who is starring in Arthur and George which airs on Masterpiece Theater spoke to us about Sherlock Holmes, acting, and much more.. TSM: Have you always been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories? AA: Alas, no. But I do remember my first introduction to Sherlock Holmes. It was as a […]

Lippman and Abbott Win the Award

It’s a Tie: Lippman and Abbott Win the Award for Best Novel…

On Wednesday, July 8, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman shared the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for The Fever (Little, Brown and Company) and After I’m Gone (William Morrow), respectively. “I couldn’t be more honored and thrilled to be a part of this grand crime fiction tradition,” […]