If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.


Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw


Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.


Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/


Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)


Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:


Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.


Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.

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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.