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July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.


KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Is This a Golden Age of Crime Fiction?



Is This a Golden Age of Crime Fiction?

I believe it is.  For one thing, writers considered literary like Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood choose to write genre fiction.  For another, crime fiction anthologies such as the Akashic Noir series seek short stories from poets and acknowledged literary writers to include in their books.
Currently crime writing covers a multitude of approaches and prose styles, covers many different themes and sometimes references other literature.  Among authors described as literary are Louise Penny, Daniel Woodrell and Kate Atkinson.  Note:  Your list might well differ from mine.

I also think the quality of crime fiction by itself is sufficient to label the current era as a golden age. Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosely and Carolyn Hart among others are writers that I believe will still be read a century from now.

I find it interesting that the very idea that literary crime fiction exists generates strongly emotional responses on both the pro and con side of the proposition. 


What do you think? 

2 comments:

Kara Cerise said...

This is so interesting, Warren. It may be the Golden Age of crime fiction which is an exciting thought. I predict that some of today's authors will still be read in the future and a few stories made into movies.

KM Rockwood said...

Crime fiction probably always has been with us, in stories told around the campfire, and probably always will be, but you're right, Warren. At this point the genre is being taken pretty seriously.