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Retro review--Sinner Man, Lawrence Block's lost, first crime novel

When Elmore Leonard said that Laurence Block grabs the reader and never lets go, he showed he had Block figured out.  Apparently that applies back to Block’s first crime novel, just released for the first time under Block’s name after more than 50 years.  563 more words

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The Revenant of Thraxton Hall – Vaughn Entwistle (2014)– A Murder They Wrote Review

Vaughn Entwistle very kindly sent me this book following our Author Strikes Back interview  which was based on his subsequent novel, the highly enjoyable “The Angel of Highgate”.  342 more words

Women Crime Writers Are Not a Fad

Earlier this month Terrence Rafferty, a longtime film critic, wrote a long, lumpy essay for The Atlantic about the proliferation of excellent women crime writers. Yes, I said lumpy: there is a lot of undigested material in the piece. 58 more words

NPR's Scott MacKay Names "The Dread Line" Among the Best Books of 2016

My thanks to Scott MacKay of Rhode Island’s National Public Radio affiliate for including my latest crime novel, The Dread Line, on the list of his favorite reads in 2016. 150 more words

Who's Reading "The Dread Line" Now? Atlanta Bluesman Tinsley Ellis.

Tinsley Ellis, an Atlanta blues singer and guitarist, founded The Heartfixers in 1981, and carried that band to regional fame before leaving for a solo career, releasing recordings with Alligator Records, the groundbreaking blues record label. 196 more words