Crime Fiction: Download and Listen

harwoodSeth Harwood is bringing crime writing into the new world of Web 2.0. Since 2006, Harwood has been podcasting his own crime fiction, including a book called Jack Wakes Up, which you can download (for free) via iTunes, RSS Feed, or MP3. (Random House will be releasing Jack Wakes Up in print next month for $10.25.) This experience got Seth thinking about the power of podcasts, and he soon took the next logical step, launching, a website devoted to podcasting crime stories (not just his own) to an audience worldwide. On Crimewav, you’ll find some gems, including Dashiell Hammett’s first story (1923), “The Barber and His Wife” (mp3). Plus, you’ll stumble upon a deleted chapter from Michael Connelly’s latest NYT bestseller, The Brass Verdict, read by Connelly himself (mp3). Lots of good pieces to explore. And if this sort of fiction is your thing, then let me direct you to two other good resources. First, an archive of Agatha Christie’s radio mysteries, and then the free works of bestselling horror author, Scott Sigler. Enjoy.

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