Friday, December 09, 2011

Crime Fiction Books that When Published Will Catch the Attention of Hollywood

Crime Novelists

The Hollywood Reporter announced today that it is beginning a regular — no definition on what this means … weekly, monthly, otherwise slow news day? — post on recent book deals that "will catch the attention of consumers and Hollywood when they are published."

In their inaugural piece, they highlight five soon-to-be-published books, three young adult titles and two crime fiction. We're going to focus on the latter two here.

First up is Black Irish by Stephan Tatly, the first in a series about a Harvard-educated policewoman solving crimes in Buffalo (NY). The book itself involves — no surprise here — a serial killer, who taunts the heroine with cryptic messages. It is Tatly's first work of fiction and is expected to be published by Ballantine Bantam Dell in 2013.

Next is Fallen Angels by Connie Dial, with a storyline that seems far more interesting … at least to us. A newly promoted LAPD captain discovers that her husband's name shows up on a list of Hollywood's most powerful movers and shakers, found at the scene of a dead Hollywood starlet. Dial — a former head of LAPD's Hollywood Division — is the author of another mystery series, which features LAPD Internal Affairs sergeant Mike Turner. Fallen Angels will be published by The Permanent Press.

Not much in the way of reasoning is given by THR as to why these two books merit attention other than they feature female cops and are set in specific locations. Here's hoping future editions of this column spell out a little more as to why their highlighted titles are more deserving than hundreds of other books published every month.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter.)


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