Tuesday, March 30, 2004

A few new reviews just went up on Mystery Ink, including an assessment of a golden oldie:

Eleanor Updale's Montmorency - Reviewed by Yvette Banek
David Liss's A Spectacle of Corruption - Reviewed by David Montgomery (originally appeared in the Boston Globe)
Patricia Cornwell's Postmortem - Reviewed by Fiona Walker

Also, don't miss our interview with William Kent Krueger!

Saturday, March 27, 2004

From the most recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, here is a list of upcoming film projects which are based on crime novels.

Hostage (Stratus/Cheyenne)
Status: In Production
Start: January 2004
Book: Robert Crais
Cast: Bruce Willis, Jonathan Tucker, Serena Scott Thomas
Dir: Florent Siri
Scr: Robert Crais

Be Cool (MGM)
Status: In Production
Start: February 2004
Book: Elmore Leonard
Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Vince Vaughn, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Danny DeVito
Dir: F. Gary Gray
Scr: Peter Steinfeld
Note: Sequel to Get Shorty (1995); Produced by Danny DeVito

The Bourne Supremacy (Universal)
Status: In Production
Start: Nov. 2003
Book: Robert Ludlum
Cast: Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox
Dir: Paul Greengrass
Scr: Tony Gilroy
Note: Sequel to 2002's The Bourne Identity

Sahara (Crusader)
Status: In Production
Start: November 2003
Book: Clive Cussler
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penelope Cruz
Dir: Breck Eisner
Scr: Joshua Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Douglas S. Cook, David Weisberg, Josh Friedman, David S. Ward, James V. Hart
Note: Breck Eisner is the son of Disney Chairman Michael Eisner

Void Moon (Warner Bros.)
Start: December
Book: Michael Connelly
Cast: Al Pacino, Diane Lane
Dir: Mimi Leder
Scr: Michael Cristofer, Michael Connelly

Tishomingo Blues (Section Eight)
Status: In Preproduction
Start: March 2004
Book: Elmore Leonard
Cast: Don Cheadle, Matthew McConaughey
Dir: Don Cheadle
Scr: John Richard
Note: Produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh

Skipping Christmas (Revolution)
Status: In Preparation
Start: April 2004
Book: John Grisham
Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Cheech Marin
Dir: Joe Roth
Scr: Chris Columbus

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

The nominations for Mystery Ink's Third Annual Gumshoe Awards have been announced!


Marshall Browne - Eye of the Abyss (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Lee Child - Persuader (Delacorte)
Barry Eisler - Hard Rain (Putnam)
Steve Hamilton - Blood Is the Sky (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Minotaur)
Jim Fusilli - Tribeca Blues (Putnam)


Maggie Estep - Hex (Three Rivers)
Elaine Flinn - Dealing in Murder (Avon)
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Doubleday)
P.J. Tracy - Monkeewrench (Putnam)
Louise Welsh - The Cutting Room (Canongate)

The winners, along with awards for Best Author Website and Lifetime Achievement, will be announced on April 7.