Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just a Few Small Things

• Mystery Fanfare has a good piece by the Bancroft Library’s Randal S. Brandt, who reminds us that mystery/thriller writer David Dodge (Death and Taxes, To Catch a Thief) was born on this date 100 years ago.

• Crimespree Cinema has the latest promo video for Tom Selleck’s forthcoming and troubled police drama, Blue Bloods. Click here to watch.

• Meanwhile, TV Squad has the video brief on Season 5 of Dexter.

• You can expect to find lots of bonuses on the DVD collection, Ellery Queen--The Complete Series, due in stores on September 28.

This would be hilarious, if it weren’t just so sad.

• Sara Paretsky talks here about Chicago and her new novel, Body Work.

A short interview with author Peter Robinson (Bad Boy).

In his personal blog, Rap Sheet contributor Ali Karim makes the case for funding public libraries and speaking out in favor of reading.

• And with science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury’s 90th birthday coming up on August 22, this outrageous (but nonetheless entertaining) video has been making the rounds. Just one warning: This is not something to open up at work. But can it be construed as further proof that reading is stimulating?

1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

Ha. Bradbury has it going on.