Some people are just overachievers. Take, for example, Tess Gerritsen, who is our cover interview. First she became a doctor, then a bestselling novelist. Her popular series of novels featuring Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
Michael Sears had two careers before moving on to writing novels—first as an actor and then as a Wall Street trader. His financial thrillers—Black Fridays, Mortal Bonds, and the new Long Way Down—offer a tour of New York’s financial district with a distinctly dramatic flair.
Speaking of drama, in this issue, Oline Cogdill reviews the new Amazon streaming series Bosch, based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novels. There are a lot of interesting new shows popping up on the various streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and Acorn. In some cases, these new venues are rescuing beloved shows that aren’t commercially successful enough for network or cable television. For instance, late last year Netflix stepped in to save Mystery Scene readers’ favorite Longmire when it was cancelled by A&E. Shooting for a 10-episode fourth season is now underway and the western crime drama will return in the latter half of 2015. Also, we’re delighted to report that Acorn TV will be offering a new season of the excellent Foyle’s War.
In the next issue we’ll have a round-up of interesting new and rescued crime shows and where to find them. Stay tuned!