Tag Archives: Crime Fiction

Much to Like about “The Likeness”

In a 2009 Guardian article, award-winning novelist John Banville was questioned about whether his Detective novels deserved to be treated as true literature. “When I get up in the morning,” he said dryly, “I ask my wife whether I should write a Booker Prize winning novel, or another bestselling crime book. And we always come […]
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Gold Coast, Elmore Leonard, 1980

Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast is classified as a fiction crime thriller and opens on Karen Di Cilia recognizing that her husband is having an affair with a real estate woman. Karen’s confrontation over the affair seems minimal enough, other than her act of smashing in her husband’s car with her own vehicle in front of […]
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Fiction Review: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (1987)

Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent, his first published murder mystery/legal thriller novel in 1987, was a phenomenal success both with the critics and the popular readers. It spent 45 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and is one of the very first novels of its kind – namely the murder mystery genre, that also […]
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Film Review: Not A Sherlock But A Mr. Holmes (2015)

The new addition to the Sherlock Holmes BBC franchise is not what one might expect.   Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock, is based on the novel, A Slight Trick of The Mind by Mitch Cullin. The movie is directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Twilight Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and […]
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In the News: ‘The Fade Out’: Hollywood in the 1940s

Hello Scholars! Check out this great article on “Fade Out” – a noir comic book! Excerpt: by James Kim | The Frame Article Link: http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2015/03/03/41810/the-fade-out-comic-book-writer-ed-brubaker-on-holl/ Link to audio: http://media.scpr.org/audio/upload/2015/03/03/edbrubaker_WEB-89f588f8.mp3?via=website Writer Ed Brubaker has been involved in some of the biggest comic books in recent history. From Batman to Daredevil to introducing the world to Captain […]
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