The Angel Luis Colon Interview

Note: Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited. Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your second novella, NO HAPPY ENDINGS! What can readers expect from the adventures of your newest creation, Fantine Park? Angel Luis Colon: THE GREATEST STORY EVAH. Oh, sorry. Excited. Well, thanks for the kind words for one! As for Fantine, man, she gets put through the ringer a bit, what with having to rob a sperm bank that’s a front for a much more insidious (and gross) operation while trying to ensure her senior citizen father isn’t perished by her late mother’s old partner. Real family friendly stuff,...

Patricia Cornwell Talks About Chaos

Elise Cooper: Since your main characters involve the police do you want to give a shout out to them? Patricia Cornwell: Yes, and those in the military as well. As with all professional groups, there are bad and unethical people, but there are also those, for the most part, who did exactly what they should do and do a fine job. The cops I know are not like the ones in the videos. The ones I know are those who you would want showing up at your house if something terrible happened. EC: You seem to be very supportive of those in the police? PC: I have donated money to help the police train, because we need to help these people who keep us safe....

Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 2017 Grand Masters Nov30

Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart named MWA’s 20...

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2017 Grand Masters, as well as the recipients of the Raven and Ellery Queen Awards.   On April 27th, Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart will be presented with the MWA Grand Master award. MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Collins and Ms. Hart will receive their awards at the 71st Annual Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. When told...

Happy Thanksgiving! Nov24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Every Thanksgiving, I post WKRP’s legendary Turkey episode. This year, I thought I would change things up a bit. ADAMS FAMILY VALUES is an entertaining film, but Joan Cusack (The lovely Mrs Fester Adams) and Christina Ricci (Wednesday) are magical. Sharp-eyed fans might notice it features future NUMB3RS co-stars Peter MacNicol and David Krumholtz.

Kensington Publishing’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide fo...

Gifts for Holiday Lovers CHRISTMAS CARAMEL MURDER by Joanne Fluke (September 27, 2016 / Kensington Hardcover / Cozy Mystery / $20.00) Joanne Fluke, the New York Times bestselling author known as the the Queen of Culinary Suspense, cooks up the most delicious Christmas gift of all – a recipe-filled holiday mystery from her Hannah Swensen series, now a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original TV movie franchise… When a naughty Mrs. Claus turns up dead before Lake Eden’s annual production of A Christmas Carol, the suspects start piling up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard. Can Hannah catch the merry murderer in time for a happy holiday?...

David Baldacci talks about NO MAN’S LAND

    Elise Cooper: Many of your books have a shout out to the military?   David Baldacci:  My dad was in the Navy, and I have a lot of friends in the military and police.  I think those in the military and police are very special people, which is why I wrote this book quote about Puller a former combat veteran and now a CID investigator, sprinting ‘toward, not away from, the violence.’ I have tremendous respect for them.  It is an incredibly difficult job under the best of circumstances and far more complicated than people realize.  We need to hold these people up and encourage them to serve in these professions.   EC: DARPA,...