Fun and games from the good folks at Hodder & Stoughton

I’ve never had a book trailer before, so I was intrigued when my publisher in the UK sent this along. I have to say I really enjoyed it, but there’s a slim chance of bias to my opinion. Just a chance. What do you think? Ready to read now?

Tragic news in the mystery community

http://www.murderbooks.com/ If you can make the memorial service, do so. If you can’t, buy a book from David Thompson’s store — we just lost the most passionate bookseller in the business, and one of the finest people I’ve ever known....

Happy 4th of July

Summer isn’t just upon us any longer, it has engulfed us. Always seems to sneak up, but this year, with a book release in early June, it seems to be vanishing with a speed I don’t recall since I was in school. Enjoy your holiday, and then figure out a way...
On genre

On genre

Thought I’d tackle this one after receiving an e-mail interview from the excellent writer Tom Piccirilli who said he’d begin by asking the obvious question, the one I’m probably tired of answering: why switch genre? I realized that beyond being a...

Parade All-American

Okay, maybe not. The basketball dream eluded me due to…what was it, a bad knee? Hamstring? Oh, no, it was a total lack of talent. Right. So while that Parade list is out of reach, it was still pretty exciting to be a Parade Magazine pick for summer reading. None...
A buy it, buy it now pick…

A buy it, buy it now pick…

Just finished this one, so it wasn’t on my top ten list for the summer, but it certainly would have been if I’d made that list a week later. Hampton Sides is one of my favorite narrative non-fiction writers (Ghost Soldiers is a tremendous book) but his...