Monday, October 15, 2007

Compendium of Mystery News 071015

Today's compendium of recently published mystery news articles:

Andy Klein interviews Michael Caine for Los Angeles CityBeat. Caine's latest movie, Sleuth, opened this past weekend.

• Early reviews from last Friday's premiere of Women's Murder Club on ABC: "Pleasant surprise" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), "Dumbed down and cheap-looking" (Chicago Sun-Times), "An embarrassing mess" (New York Post), "It is all kinds of bad" (San Francisco Chronicle), "There's a great show in there somewhere" (Newsday), "Isn't really a terrible show" (Chicago Tribune), "Based on the James Patterson mystery series but is better-written" (Columbus Dispatch), "Flat crime show" (Boston Globe), "The show's glossily generic [but] the attractive cast clicks" (Detroit Free Press), "Smart, entertaining" (Hollywood Reporter), "The crimes don't play on this chick fest" (Washington Post), "Smart, stylish crime drama" (Los Angeles Times), and dozens more.

Simon & Schuster acquires the US rights to British author and journalist Tarquin Hall's mystery series set in New Dehli. The first book, Vish Puri: The Case of the Missing Servant, is scheduled to be published in Spring 2009.

• Boston Globe reporter Johnny Diaz profiles TV veteran investigative reporter and mystery writer , whose latest mystery, Face Time, was published this month. (MBN note: has a review of Ryan's first mystery, , and will publish a review of Face Time later this month.)

Albert Jack presents his list of the world's ten best mysteries (not mystery books) in the Times Online.

David Suchet has been signed to reprise his role as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in four new films for ITV1. The first, Mrs. McGinty's Dead, begins production this fall.

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