The Lineup: Weekly Links

Contrasted ConfinementDuane Swierczynski’s FUN AND GAMES has been nominated for an Indie Lit Award. Congrats, Duane!

Up for a tour through the less-traveled side of LA? Richard Lange has you covered.

In case you missed it in print, the Playboy excerpt of George Pelecanos’ upcoming novel What It Was is now available at Scribd with luscious illustrations intact.

With Donato Carrisi’s THE WHISPERER in stores now, The Huffington Post ran a haunting essay by Carrisi on his face-to-face encounter with a killer of unimaginable ferocity. Reviews have begun rolling in for the international #1 bestselling phenomenon as well–BookPage ran a review praising the novel’s “intricate plotting” and “major surprises, Kirkus called the novel “haunting, disconcerting, devastating portrait of evil,” and Publishers Weekly called it “an engagingly gruesome tale.” And don’t miss blogger reviews from The Review Broads, Book Nook Club, and Violin in a Void.

Anthony Horowitz’s THE HOUSE OF SILK was recently featured in two articles about the Holmes resurgence in fiction and film. The Seattle Times ran a piece rounding up recent gaslit fiction, in which the reviewer wrote that  THE HOUSE OF SILK “vividly captures the flavor of the original stories. No wonder Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate authorized it.” The Wall Street Journal also ran an article about  the recent cultural tributes to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and calling THE HOUSE OF SILK “one of the highest-grade Holmes imitations for ages.”

And in other Horowitz news, the New York Public Library’s online book club Reader’s Den is currently reading THE HOUSE OF SILK as its January 2012 selection–first discussion questions will be posted later today!

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