Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Witty Man’s Sampler

Editor, bookstore owner, and critic Otto Penzler surveys the mystery magazine scene for The New York Sun.

• Bruce Grossman celebrates the mighty Macs--John D. MacDonald and Ross Macdonald--in his latest “Bullets, Broads, Blackmail & Bombs” column for Bookgasm.

• More on the late Stephen Marlowe, this time from novelist Bill Pronzini at Mystery*File.

• Bill Crider submits his new novel, Of All Sad Words, to Marshal Zeringue’s Page 69 Test. The results are here.

• Steve Carrell talks about the new Get Smart movie (co-starring the lovely Anne Hathaway as Agent 99), due out in theaters in June.

• A Broadway musical written by author Stephen King and the singer-songwriter formerly known as John Cougar Mellencamp? Well, we’ve heard dumber ideas. (Hat tip to Sandra Ruttan.)

• And speaking of dumb ideas, novelist Minette Walters (The Chameleon’s Shadow) tries to justify her coming participation in the coming British TV series, Murder Most Famous. More here.

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