»I was not very kind to Schnitzler in this novel, I fear, focusing more on his womanizing than his art. But I am a great fan of his writing, especially the novel Das Weite Land (translated as The Undiscovered Country).«
J. Sydney Jones
Back to imperial Vienna: J. Kingston Pierce in conversation with J. Sydney Jones, who has recently published his historical crime fiction novel The Keeper of Hands. You can read the interview at Kirkus Reviews and a greater part of the exchange at The Rap Sheet.
»Jeannette Sloniowski and I are co-editing a collection of essays on Canadian crime writing … called Detecting Canada. In it, there is an essay by David Skene-Melvin that deals with the history of Canadian crime fiction, which he divides into … five periods: from the earliest begetters to 1880; 1880-1920; 1920-1940; 1940-1980; and 1980 to the present. He states that the decade 1970-1980 is one of transition in which the genre, as a truly Canadian expression of national consciousness, begins to emerge full bore.«
A worth reading interview: J. Kingston Pierce in conversation with Marilyn Rose, the co-editor of Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Detective Fiction, Film, and Television. More about Canadian crime fiction at The Rap Sheet.
»American audiences do tend to be attracted to stories set in faraway places, we are told—but Canada, which is not well-known by Americans, generally speaking, may not strike American readers as particularly exotic.«
J. Kingston Pierce about the book Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Detective Fiction, Film, and Television by Jeannette Sloniowski and Marilyn Rose. The first part of his essay about Canadian Crime Fiction you can read at The Kirkus Review.
»Over the two decades now that he’s been penning this series, Kerr has become a master at portraying the intricacies of the Second World War, both martial and moral.«
J. Kingston Pierce
A new Pick of the week for crime fiction readers: J. Kingston Pierce about A Man Without Breath by Philip Kerr. Read his review at The Rap Sheet.