Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Congratulations to my buddy Tom Piccirilli for winning a slot on Amazon’s Ten Best Crime and Suspense Novels of 2008
The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli

Congratulations to my friends Carolyn Hart-Margaret Maron

The PW List of Year’s Best Mysteries 2008
Wild Inferno
Sandi Ault (Berkley Prime Crime)
Ault smoothly blends a murder mystery plot with Native American lore in this impressive sequel to her debut, Wild Indigo.
Lie Down with the Devil
Linda Barnes (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle suspects her mob-associated fiancé of infidelity after he disappears in this utterly compelling 12th outing.
Ghost at Work
Carolyn Hart (Morrow)
A ghost turns sleuth in this intriguing first in a new series by veteran Hart, who's won Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards.
The Private Patient
P.D. James (Knopf)
Adam Dalgliesh, the charismatic police commander, investigates a private plastic surgery clinic after the murder of a patient in what fans will hope is not his last case.
The Messengers of Death: A Mystery in Provence
Pierre Magnan, trans. from the French by Patricia Clancy (St. Martin's Minotaur)
French author Magnan blends elegant clue-laying and deft characterizations that strike to the core of human frailties in his second mystery set in Provence.
Death's Half Acre
Margaret Maron (Grand Central)
Corruption and murder stalk rural Colleton County, N.C., in Maron's outstanding 14th mystery to feature Judge Deborah Knott and her extended family.
Salt River
James Sallis (Walker)
Poetic prose and the richly described rural Southern backdrop lift Sallis's sublime third novel to feature philosophical sheriff John Turner.
Fear of Landing
David Waltner-Toews (Poisoned Pen)
Set in the repressive Indonesia of the early 1980s, this compelling debut introduces an unlikely detective, a Canadian veterinarian.
The Calling
Inger Ash Wolfe
In this bracingly original mystery set in rural Ontario, a middle-aged female police inspector investigates the murder of an elderly cancer patient.

Two sequels to Road To Perdition planned
Posted in: Movie News
Author: Paul Heath
Nov 2, 2008 - 8:08:49 PM
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"Road to Perdition," the Oscar-winning 2002 film directed by Sam Mendes that starred Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Daniel Craig and the late Paul Newman, is becoming a trilogy. The follow-up films are "Road to Purgatory" and "Road to Paradise."

"Road to Purgatory" will follow the character of Michael Sullivan, Jr., the son of Tom Hanks' character in the original film, who returns from World War II with a new determination to avenge his murdered father. His quest ultimately leads him to Frank Nitti, whom he is urged to kill on the orders of Al Capone. The second sequel will follow Sullivan's continued plight.

Pic will be helmed by Max Allan Collins, who has also penned the screenplay, in his directorial debut. Executive producer is Illinois-based Phillip W. Dingeldein.

Jeffrey B. Mallian's JBM Production Company is producing with Joel Eisenberg and EMO Films. Mallian's credits include "Over the Line," "Leprechaun" and "Angel Eyes." EMO Films recently wrapped the Columbine-themed "April Showers." Upcoming projects include "Cage of Stars," based on the New York Times Bestseller, and "Ghoulishly Yours, William M. Gaines," a biopic of the titular comic book publisher, with John Landis. Eisenberg is a partner in EMO Films, with Timothy Owens.

“Road to Purgatory” will be dedicated to Paul Newman.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually Collins has directed several films including Mommy, Mommy's Day and Real Time.