Saturday, July 14, 2007

Compendium of Mystery News 070714

Today's compendium of recently published mystery news articles:

• Dick Lochte reviews James Lee Burke's two most recently published books, the Dave Robicheaux mystery The Tin Roof Blowdown and a collection of short stories Jesus Out to Sea.

• New York Magazine has an interview with first time author Nick Santora. (MBN Note: Read our on Mysterious Reviews.)

• Lighthouse Interactive has released the second playable demo to their upcoming investigative/horror adventure game Delaware St. John Volume 3: The Seacliff Tragedy.

• Otto Penzler writes about the second annual Thriller-Fest in his column in the New York Sun.

• Mystery! on PBS airs a new Miss Marple movie this weekend, Towards Zero, starring Geraldine McEwan as the senior sleuth. As originally written by Agatha Christie, this book did not feature Miss Marple but rather Superintendent Battle.

• Kathy Blumenstock writes about the USA Network series Psych which began its second season on Friday. Psych features a young sleuth who uses his powers of observation to solve crimes. (MBN Note: is now available on DVD.)

• Michael Riedel in the New York Post reports that Columbo Takes the Rap, a screenplay first shown at the International Mystery Writers Festival last month, is heading for Broadway.

• Fans of the American Girl mysteries will be pleased to learn that a movie based on one of the characters, Kit Kittredge, is in production. Visit their website for a video preview. (MBN Note: Visit , mystery books for children and young adults, to see all of the mysteries in the .)

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