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Crimezine-Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Conrnwells Gurneytastic site

http://www.patriciacornwell.com/ 

Crimezine is a big fan of Patricia and her brand of gurney chasing crime sleuthery. So we were particularly impressed by the latest too clever by half reinvention of her http://www.patriciacornwell.com/ website and for this Crimezine awards her the much sought after website of the week award.

This site really has to be seen to be believed Crimeziners. You journey in like you are heading into the Chief Medical Examiners office. Natch you have to pass security first then wander around the office at will pressing on the pulsing buttons to access cool stuff like events and signings video interviews and everything that is new in the world of Scarpetta & Cornwell. Cool.

We did notice to our disappointment however that Lindsay Lohan was not mopping the corridors as directed by the court. Naughty!

Of course the swoontastic Ms Cornwell, is looking as awesome as ever and we wish her luck with her latest, Red Mist which is out now.

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http://www.scottphillipsauthor.com/

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/index.html

http://spaceythompson.blogspot.com/2009/06/prison-rape-cursing-poop-jokes-and.html

http://www.crimefictionlover.com/

http://bustedflushpress.blogspot.com/

Crimezine Website of the week George Pellecanos

GeorgePellecanos: Cronos of Crime

In the course of Crimezines intensive weekly investigations into the world of crime, we come across many entertaining and useful sites, that we know Crimeziners will love. Top of the pack this week is Gorgeous George Pellecanos and his super cool and informative site that delves into the world of the Washingtonian wonder. Yeah, we know he had help with this site, but he has made more effort to involve crime fans than any of the other author and for this Gorgeous George wins the prestigious Crimezine website of the week.

The fantastic Lawrence Block needs no introduction, his site is fun and informative. Read about his new  Matthew Scudder book The Night and the Music.

Crimezine fave Scott Phillips rocks, check out the off camera pix with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton from Movie the Ice Harvest. His book Cottonwood, is out in paperback now

Crimezine also loves fellow bloggers, some of our fave raves this week include  the marvelous Spacey Thompson/ Hardboiled Wonderland, the Encyclopaedic  Crime Fiction Lover and the marvelously monikered Busted Flush Press.

And for those ghoulish fiends out there who just cannot resist  the true crime apocalypse that is modern America, Check out trutv.com. This site is an A to Z of ghastly goings on. Enjoy!

Noir city

Noir City

Crimezine loves film noir. The dangerous curves, the dastardly deeds, the six-cylinder send off’s, all wrapped up in a retro morality that is paradoxically alien and yet strangely relevant in these times of moral and financial desperation. Truth is, film noir is so voluptuously alluring it never went away and we have the likes of Noir City and it’s valiant band of followers to thank for this. http://www.noircity.com/index.html

Noir City in association with the Film Noir Foundation organize an annual Film Noir festival, they also organise events, film screenings and publish the awesomely retro Noir City e-zine that features some of the best covers you will see this side of a hot lovin’ forties/fifties newsstand. A small subscription also brings you the Noir City Sentinel, who’s editorial ethos is: No stocks, No sports, All noir all the time.

Noir mastermind Eddie Muller is the brains behind this enterprise, along with a dedicated band of noir fiends, who keep alive all that is noir. The latest event is The 10th Noir City film festival. The photoshoot for the festival poster was held at the apartment where Dashiell Hammett wrote Red Harvest, The Dain

Curse and The Maltese Falcon. The apartment at 891 Post Street SanFrancisco is the model for Sam Spade’s digs in the novels. Hammett’s pad has been lovingly preserved by noir fiends in it’s original state. So Crimeziners if you want three fingers of bourbon and a glimpse of stocking top, settle down at the Noir City hearth side,  for a while and soak up vintage noir, in all it’s hot lovin’ glory.

The Noir City Film noir festival kicks off December 13 at the Castro Theatre SanFrancisco.

If you love crime as much as Crimezine, welcome to our new series Top Crime sites of the week. Crimezine regularly crawls the net, looking for hot crime sites that rock our collective world. We like our crime dangerous we like it retro. We Like it to rock! If you have  such a site, or have come across one we should know about let us know! Crimezines top Crime websites this week are:

Dave Courtney

Dave Courtney: the real deal

http://www.davecourtney.com/

http://www.spinetinglermag.com/

http://www.eddiemuller.com/index.html

http://www.thuglit.com/

http://www.ellroy.com/glossary.htm

http://therapsheet.blogspot.com/

http://thecwa.co.uk/

http://www.mysterywriters.org/

http://www.harlancoben.com/

http://www.ericenders.com/noir25.htm

One last thing bub, when you get there, dont  forget to tell them Crimezine sent ya.