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He Was the Bed and Breakfast Man*

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that B&B’s are a different sort of accommodation to boarding houses or lodges. They’re not usually intended for long-term guests. 957 more words


She Lived There With This Roommate I Despised*

Very often, young people don’t have the means to purchase or even lease a place to live by themselves. So they room with another person (sometimes more than one person). 1,066 more words

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LB & the Bear

He drives the truck. That makes me the monkey.

That’s Lawrence Block and myself, at the Dark City Lights: New York Stories launch party last night, held at The Mysterious Bookshop. 297 more words


Winners, Losers, and Survivors: A Crime Blog [Basic Instinct]

Welcome to San Francisco Crime Month, where I look at SF-based crime films, decade by decade. Today I will begin the 1990s, with the 1992 Paul Verhoeven film, Basic Instinct. 907 more words

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Book review: Short Stories #1

At the age of twenty-three, Edward J. O’Brien launched The Best American Short Stories in 1915, a collection of the best short stories published in the previous year.  1,116 more words

Book Review/Recommendation

join us beneath the DARK CITY LIGHTS

If you want to see what 23 writers do when Lawrence Block, the crime-writer King of New York, asks them to write about the 8 million stories in the Empire city, this is the book to read. 48 more words


I Ain't Got Much to Lose*

It’s not easy to investigate a murder, even for police and professional PIs, who’ve signed up to do that work and who have some training. It’s even more so for people who haven’t and don’t. 1,262 more words