• Radio 4's Bookclub website has a terrific online archive of interviews with writers, including some great crime novelists talking about their big books. If you're in the UK, check out the likes of Elmore Leonard (on Rum Punch), John Le Carré (Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People), Donna Leon (Death at La Fenice) and James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia).
• My fave website at the moment is The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by author Adrian McKinty – who's got a terrific new book out at present called The Cold Cold Ground. His views are provocative and he covers everything from Game of Thrones to crime writers to beer. Well worth exploring.
• So is this the end for Lewis? While the new sixth series starts next Wednesday (16 May, 8pm), ITV1 has been prodded to say it 'is committed to Lewis' after the show's creator told Radio Times that it could be coming to an end. Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse stories from which Lewis was spun, said ITV would probably do one more series and did not think Lewis the character 'can go on much longer'. And Kevin Whately, who has been in the role for 26 years, said recently he thought it might not last much longer as he is now reaching police retirement age.
So what do you think? Should they carry on making Lewis?