Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bullet Points: Slow Thursday Edition

• Remember to mark your calendars for the October 14 special mystery edition of the University of California, Berkeley library’s “Story Hour in the Library” series. As Mystery Fanfare reminds us, this 4-6 p.m. event will “feature a panel discussion with authors Kelli Stanley, Eddie Muller, and Lucha Corpi, moderated by Janet Rudolph.” There will be no admission charge, and the public is welcome to attend. A question-and-answer session with the moderators of the library’s latest exhibit, “Bullets Across the Bay: The San Francisco Bay Area in Crime Fiction,” will precede the panel discussion, beginning at 3 p.m.

Must. Have. This. T-shirt.

• Raymond Chandler returns to BBC radio this coming Saturday, with an adaptation of his 1953 Philip Marlowe novel, The Long Goodbye.

• Omnimystery News was kind enough to plug the start of The Rap Sheet’s 40th-anniversary celebration of The NBC Mystery Movie.

• Clearly, prolific author Lawrence Block doesn’t really understand the meaning of the word “retirement.”

• AOL TV (formerly TV Squad) has a preview of the last season of Chuck, which begins on Friday, October 21.

• Author Mark Coggins has put together a free podcast of all the chapters featured in Candy from Strangers, his 2006 novel featuring San Francisco private eye August Riordan. Look for all of the episodes, plus a subscription link on iTunes, here.

• And how did I miss seeing this movie?

• Speaking of motion pictures, the five guest members of Bouchercon St. Louis’ “Shadows Rising” panel discussion--Megan Abbott, David Corbett, Russel D. McLean, Todd Ritter, and Wallace Stroby--have now posted their favorite three noirish picks from several important periods of the 20th century. Click here to find those.

• Meanwhile, David Corbett goes into greater detail about his choices (with film clips) in a post for Murderati. You’ll find that post here.

Read banned books!

• And this TV show--“the first dramatic series to be shot on film”--was broadcast way before my time. Fortunately, Vintage45’s write-up about it makes it sound like something I needn’t rush out and find.

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