results for tag:
Megan Abbott
Showing all CriminalElement.com content using the tag "Megan Abbott" including series, stories, blog posts, and users. To browse published posts on the front page, click here.
|
ChrisEwan
February 8 2017

My Top 5 Books About Disappearance

I’m a fan of all kinds of crime novels, but a lot of my favorites tend to be linked by one thing: unexplained disappearances. The idea of somebody vanishing fascinates me because it throws...
MarianneDelacourt
January 26 2017

Top Female Crime and Mystery Authors

Crime and mystery fiction’s diversity attracts a broad readership. For instance, I prefer the soft stuff and am attracted to the puzzle rather than grizzly details, while many of my friends...
CrimeHQ
December 7 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: December 6, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the...
ThomasPluck
December 2 2016

Review: In Sunlight or In Shadow, Edited by Lawrence Block

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block, is a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings...
ThomasPluck
September 6 2016

13 Books to Read If You Loved Stranger Things

Great news! They’ve confirmed a Season 2 of Stranger Things. I loved the first season of the Netflix original series. Only eight episodes long, but it never feels rushed. The Duffer Brothers...
CrimeHQ
July 27 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 26, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the...
CrimeHQ
June 13 2016

Announcing 2016’s Macavity Award Nominees!

The Mystery Readers International has announced their nominees for the 2016 Macavity Awards—an annual award for excellence in mysteries, named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot's...
CrimeHQ
May 11 2016

Announcing 2016’s Anthony Awards Nominees

Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention held to honor the best in mystery and crime fiction (there is a “Best Critical or Nonfiction Book”...
CrimeHQ
January 19 2016

Announcing 2016’s Edgar Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the Edgar Award nominees and special winners. The Edgars banquet—an annual black-tie gala celebrating crime fiction, non-fiction, and television...
CrimeHQ
September 17 2015

The ZINNG: Movie Prisoners, Introverted Authors, Why Women Love Crime Fiction

There have been many captivating criminals who've graced the big screen, and a few writers over at Grantland have ranked the top ten movie prisoners of all time. Meghan Tifft,  a self-declared...
ThomasPluck
July 13 2015

ThrillerFest Day Two: Debut Authors and Awards

The International Thriller Writers organization is well known for their debut authors program, which has nurtured many a thriller writer from volunteer to award-winning novelist. One of these authors...
ericbeetner
June 22 2015

10 of the Best Noir Novels of the 21st Century

Here we are, fifteen years into a new century, and many authors are churning out noir novels as essential as anything from its heyday. If you’re like me, when you think of the 90s, it feels about...
LyndsayFaye
June 10 2014

Slate Nailed It: YA and Detective Fiction Are for Rubes

An article in Slate by Ruth Graham that appeared last week decrying the popularity of YA fiction among adult readers has created quite the backlash from other media forums (including to name a few,...
JakeHinkson
May 11 2014

Pulp Nonfiction: A Guide to Studying Hardboiled Crime

You know you’re officially a mystery fanatic when you start reading books about books. Luckily, over the years many studies of hardboiled and noir crime fiction have been published to meet...
CrimeHQ
September 24 2013

2013 Anthony Awards and Bouchercon Pix!

The Anthony Awards were held during Bouchercon in Albany last weekend, and here are the shortlists, with winners in bold: BEST NOVEL Dare Me by Megan Abbott The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover Gone...
MyBookishWays
May 23 2012

The Women of Noir: Beginning a Primer

When most people think of noir/crime fiction (casual violence, knocking heads, guy’s guys, and blowzy dames), lots of names come to mind. Here, I’ll throw out a few, classics first:  Dashiell...
WilliamLengman
January 6 2012

The Mysteries of Mysterious Bookstores

Readers of mystery fiction may or may not be the most avid fans of their particular genre but they’ve got to be high on the list. Which might go a long way toward explaining why so much mystery fiction...
ericbeetner
September 19 2011

Bouchercon: The Mystery of Conventions

Yesterday, Clare Toohey posted about the Anthony Awards, which were definitely a highlight of Bouchercon.  But I thought those of you who weren’t there might like to know what this blogger learned...
ScottDParker
August 20 2011

Do We Need Bookstores?

Do we really need bookstores? With the growth of Internet retailers over the last fifteen years and the convenience of click-and-buy, you might legitimately question the place of a bookstore in...