Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Of Interest

• The e-zine Shots has posted an interview with Felix Francis, the younger son of Dick Francis and the author of the new, fifth Sid Halley novel, Dick Francis’s Refusal (Putnam).

• For the second time in a little over a year, AMC-TV has canceled The Killing, the American series based on the popular Danish crime drama Forbrydelsen. Omnimystery News notes that The Killing “was first canceled after the second season following the misguided decision of showrunner Veena Sud to not reveal whodunit at the end of the first season, despite suggesting otherwise in promos for the show. The second season finale resolved the open issues, but by then it was too late. A third season was eventually ordered in a deal with Netflix, but once burned, twice shy viewers largely stayed away despite a promise by the network to resolve a new crime within a single season.”

Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery, based on Louise Penny’s 2005 novel, Still Life, the award-winning first installment in her series featuring Quebec’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, is a telefilm set to be broadcast on Canada’s CBC-TV this coming Sunday, September 15, beginning at at 8 p.m ET (8:30 NT). Mystery Fanfare has a preview of that drama, which places Nathaniel Parker in the lead role. (He previously portrayed Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley in the BBC series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.) There’s no word yet on whether Still Life will be shown in the States.

• Meanwhile, remember that the World War II-era crime drama Foyle’s War, starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, will return to Masterpiece Mystery! on Sunday with the first of three new episodes. Masterpiece Mystery! begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS-TV.

• And Hilary Davidson’s short story “Fair Warning” is this week’s fiction offering in Beat to a Pulp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm still reeling from the landslide from the TBR list, which just quadrupled after my reading of the books being published this fall.

It's too bad The Killing was cancelled; it has its redeeming values, including the excellent cast.

Hopefully, Inspector Gamache will visit the States, as portrayed by Nathaniel Parker, but Foyle's War will suffice for now, especially wonderfu; with Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks.