Crime Fiction News Break


Links You’ll Want 


Rotorua Noir

Bouchercon 2019

Janice MacDonald

The Eye of the Beholder

Cathy Ace

The Wrong Boy 

Crime Cymru


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8 responses to “Crime Fiction News Break

  1. As usual, I always enjoy your news breaks, Margot. The interview with Cathy Ace was entertaining, not only because of her closeness to her characters but also because of her interest in Wells and its language, culture and environment. I also enjoyed her take on the difference between British and American crime novels. Very interesting interview. 🙂

    • Thanks for the kind words, Carol. I’m very glad you found the broadcast interesting. Cathy Ace certainly is an expert on the traditional-style mystery as well as the Welsh culture and context. I’m glad you found what she had to say interesting. 🙂

  2. Thanks for my Crime Fiction News Break fix, Margot! Great interview, too.

  3. Col

    The Wrong Boy sounds interesting, Margot

  4. Great interview, Margot – very interesting (so far, I’ve only managed to listen to about half – I’ll hopefully find time for the rest over the weekend). Glad to hear the detective in this one isn’t a dysfunctional maverick with oodles of baggage! And, as a Scot, I was very interested in Cathy’s opinion on using Welsh and Welshisms in her work, since we have a similar revival going on with both Scots and Gaelic at the moment, though not to anything like the extent that Welsh has recovered in Wales. It’s tricky indeed – authors obviously have to think about their English-speaking readers, but at the same time, to be authentic, they really have to include the fact that that’s not the only language people use in their daily lives. A hard balance to achieve…

    • It really is, FictionFan! And it’s so interesting to hear what you have to say about the resurgence of Scots and Gaelic. As someone who’s studied language, I think it’s fascinating to see that a number of world languages are being revived. As you say, though, one has to balance that with acknowledging those readers who don’t know those languages and prefer English. I found what Cathy had to say really interesting, too, and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. If you get to the rest, I hope it won’t disappoint you.

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