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  • Walt by Russell Wangersky
  • Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe
  • Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Crime fiction from Canada: Sarah Weinman about new books by Russell Wangersky, Sam Wiebe and Kelley Armstrong. Read her reviews at her column Crimewave at nationalpost.com.

Essay: The rise and rise of Florida crime fiction
»L.A. noir spoke to those far from California because readers recognized the hidden truth that the web of American corruption implicated everyone. All the great scandals of American life from the Second World War through Watergate involved some acknowledgment that sordid actuality and the shiny official imagery were, so to speak, scenes from one movie. Florida-glare novels speak to us because we see our current condition in the way that violence rises out of nowhere and is barely noticed.«
— Adam Gopnik

Bloodlines of genre fiction Adam Gopnik about the history of Florida crime fiction. His essay In the Back Cabana, first published in June 2013, is now available online at The New Yorker.

  • Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey
  • Rose Gold by Walter Mosley
  • The Stone Wife by Peter Lovesey
  • Prison Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Letting Go: Marilyn Stasio about new novels by John Harvey, Walter Mosley and Peter Lovesey and about the Akashic anthology Prison Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates. Her reviews at The New York Times.