FIVE CLUES THAT YOU’RE READING A BRIAN FREEMAN THR...

• THE WEATHER IS BAD One of the many things that impresses me about Michael Connelly is that he manages to bring drama and suspense to Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining. You’d think that the criminals would simply put down their guns and say, “Wow, what a gorgeous day. Let’s go to the beach.” My own criminals (and heroes) have to slog through truly awful weather. I wrote about so much snow and ice in my early books that Minnesota readers began urging me to write a summer book to talk about some of our good weather. I did—but then I electrocuted one of my characters during a summer lightning storm. When I went to Florida in Season...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Burke, Lindsay, Mina, Freeman

This is our third in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. Alafair Burke; I am a neat freak in almost every respect, except when it comes to my workspace. In my office, I have a tendency to make piles of books, bank statements, legal research, dog toys — just about anything that can be piled — until said piles eventually tip into a heap. I know where everything is, though, and Double (see dog in motion) gets to leave...