Vintage Crime/Black Lizard today launches Weekly Lizard, a content-driven, mobile-enabled site featuring news and features from the world of crime, thrillers, suspense, and mystery novels. www.weeklylizard.com.
Regularly updated features and news articles (daily, weekly, and monthly) on Weekly Lizard will include in-depth author profiles (In the Lineup); essays and profiles of great mystery characters (Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames), a selection of quotations from classic and contemporary mystery and thriller novels (Wiseguy Quotes), and early excerpts from forthcoming novels. Site will draw on Vintage Crime/Black Lizard’s backlist and lineup of contemporary authors.
Weekly Lizard will include information on Vintage Crime/Black Lizard’s classic crime writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Eric Ambler, Chester Himes, Ross Mcdonald, and Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö; as well as current bestsellers Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, James Ellroy, Jeff Lindsay, John Burdett, and Ruth Rendell. Features articles will also be derived from books and news across the publishing industry.
Weekly Lizard will also include book-to-film news and features, as well as classic film noir. Exclusive and original articles on upcoming releases will include major motion pictures such as Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, and directed by David Fincher; George V. Higgins’ Cogan’s Trade starring Brad Pitt; Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters; and the upcoming remakes of Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man starring Johnny Depp, and Gregory Mcdonald’s Fletch.
Site will cover current popular crime television series such as Showtime’s’ “Dexter” series starring Michael C. Hall based on Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter character; PBS’s “Wallander” series starring Kenneth Branagh, and based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling novels; HBO’s “Mildred Pierce” series starring Kate Winslet and based on the classic novel by James M. Cain; and PBS’s Masterpiece/Mystery!’s upcoming “Zen” series starring Rufus Sewell and based on Michael Dibdin’s Aurelio Zen detective novels.
And social media sites…