As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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‘American Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to US Crime Fiction, Film and TV’ by Barry Forshaw
by Pocket Essentials 27 April 2017. ISBN 978-1-843344-918-8
In this, the fourth of his useful and enjoyable Noir
series, Barry Forshaw provides information on a range of contemporary writers
(and a list of the names of others ‘worthy of attention’), looks at a selection
of films and tv shows, and includes interviews with James Elroy, Sara Paretsky
Scott Turow, Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.His lists of the 30 best contemporary US
crime novels and the five best contemporary US TV crime shows provide a good
starting point for some interesting discussions.
book canters through American Crime fiction of the early 21st
century, conveys information in an easily accessible manner and provides a
readable overview of the whole area, one that can be dipped into at random, consulted
for specific information or read for general interest.
books by the author:Italian Cinema; The Noir series:Nordic Noir, Euro Noir, Brit Noir
latest books are Nordic Noir and British Crime Film. Other work
includes Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, The
Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia,
along with books on Italian cinema, film noir and the first biography of Stieg
Larsson; he also writes on classical music. His next books are British
Gothic Cinema and a study of Thomas Harris and The Silence of the Lambs.
He writes for various national newspapers and magazines, edits Classical CD
Choice, DVD Choice and Crime Time, and broadcasts for ITV and
BBC TV documentaries. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association,
and has taught an MA course at City University on the history of crime fiction.
Jo Hesslewood. Crime
fiction has been my favourite reading material since as a teenager I first
spotted Agatha Christie on the library bookshelves.For twenty-five years the commute to and from
London provided plenty of reading time.I am fortunate to live in Cambridge, where my local crime fiction book
club, Crimecrackers, meets at Heffers Bookshop .I enjoy attending crime fiction events and
currently organise events for the Margery Allingham Society.