Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday morning paper

One nice thing about staying at a hotel is the free paper delivered to the door. This morning's Life section from USA Today has a sizeable amount of print devoted to authors from the crime/detective community. Carole Memmott interviews Max Allan Collins about the forthcoming Mickey Spillane novel, The Goliath Bone. An article appears on actor and comedic author Richard Belzer with his latest I am Not a Cop! Last but not least, is a short bio of Stieg Larsson and a review of his bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Check out the links if you would like a morning dose of crime.

11 comments:

Scott Parker said...

Speaking of hotels, are you in Baltimore?

David Cranmer said...

Scott, I wish I was at the convention, but I'm deep in the south on assignment. Maybe next year if I'm lucky.

Chris said...

I wish I could be deep in the South. I have never been. Except for New Orleans, once.

David Cranmer said...

What jumps out at this Yankee is the food. Some of the most unique and tasty cuisine you will find.

Charles Gramlich said...

Crime! It's not just for afternoons and evenings anymore. LOL.

Ray said...

I'm like one of those people who don't want to hear the sports results until I'm able to watch it.
So far I've managed to avoid the hype surrounding the 'new' Mickey Spillane book. I just want to read the book without any preconceived ideas. Guess the Literary Guide would go out the window.

David Cranmer said...

Charles, That's a good'un!

Ray, It's funny you should mention that... with all the hype, I thought it had been already released! But, I do enjoy reading the reviews as long as they don't contain too many spoilers. I'm looking forward to this one and I'm glad Spillane left a few more unfinished manuscripts lying around. Max is the ideal choice to finish them.

ARCHAVIST said...

Thanks for that. I'm salivating at the new Mike Hammer book so I especially enjoyed this interview. I've got a signed pic of Mickey Spillane on the wall above my desk.

RE Chris - I haven't even visited the States but I'm hoping to next year. A three month dream holiday.Watch out America - you may not be ready for this nutty Welsh guy.

David Cranmer said...

Archavist, A signed pic of Mickey Spillane...Cool!

Scott Parker said...

David,

You mention you are "on assignment." What is your day job?

David Cranmer said...

Contractor for the government. Boring stuff, I'm afraid.