“All crime novels are social novels,” says Laura Miller in her recent article “Try To Remember” in The New Yorker, an article devoted to Dublin-based mystery writer Tana French (Oct. 3, 2016, page 72). Unlike many articles in The New Yorker, this one cuts to the chase. Says Miller, “Most crime fiction is diverting; French’s is […]

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Not too long ago, I wrote my first sex scene. And then mystery author Craig Johnson posted this for Valentine’s Day. I laughed so hard I had to hold my sides…probably because it was familiar territory. Craig was good enough to allow me to share this with my readers. Thanks, Craig. And to the rest […]

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Craig Johnson rode into town on a balmy night last summer to promote his latest Walt Longmire novel Junkyard Dogs. Until that night, I’d never heard of him. But, as he was reading at one of my favorite indie bookstores, Murder By The Book, we decided to check him out. He looked like a cowboy. He […]

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