Tana French’s Dublin Murders Coming to TV: Critical Linking, September 29

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BBC One has given the greenlight to eight-part crime drama The Dublin Murders, based on Tana French’s award-winning series of mysteries. Sarah Phelps, who recently reimagined several Agatha Christie novels for the BBC, will adapt the first two books about the fictional Dublin Murder Squad. Euston Films and Veritas Entertainment Group optioned the rights in 2015 and have joined with Element Pictures to produce. Filming will start next year in Belfast and Dublin.

I will watch all of this.

It’s no joke, of course. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have done deadly damage in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. We in the Tampa Bay area were braced for a direct hit when the storm shifted and we were spared the worst of it. My family and I evacuated, we were without power for a few days, but otherwise very lucky. Knowing that others were not so fortunate, I started thinking about what I might do to help.

So I reached out to a bunch of my author pals!  I have had the pleasure of getting to know these wonderful authors over the years, so I knew that each and every one of them would help. And they did. Because of their generosity, I have amassed an amazing library of books from some of today’s top thriller writers. This is truly a stellar collection of signed hardcovers from Lisa Gardner, Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Alafair Burke, Gregg Hurwitz, Ace Atkins, Harlan Coben, Sara Blaedel, Kate White, Heather Gudenkauf, Mary Kubica and Lori Roy. Wow!

Lisa Unger is selling some books for Hurricane relief!

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People magazine has a new TV show about books!

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