Bouchercon By the Bay : Defining L.A.

I’ll have a final wrap up available on the blog shortly but first things first. Of all the things I’ve ever done or been asked to do for Bouchercon or at a Bouchercon, the one I didn’t get to do this year is the one I was the most honored to be asked to. Seven years ago I met a young and already well established author by the name of Gregg Hurwitz. Gregg’s first novel, THE TOWER had a setting that might seem quite familiar to all of us just returning from San Francisco. A maximum security prison in San Francisco Bay is where the action begins. By 2003 Hurwitz had moved his primary setting south and had published his...

Lefty Award nominees Jan24

Lefty Award nominees

The nominees for awards to be given out at Left Coast Crime 2010 in Los Angeles have been announced. Left Coast Crime will be held from March 11-14th. Here are the nominees for the various awards. The Lefty Award for a humorous mystery – Donna Andrews – Swan for the Money Mike Befeler – Living With Your Kids Is Murder Denise Dietz – Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread Rita Lakin – Getting Old Is a Disaster Kris Neri – High Crimes on the Magical Plane The Bruce Alexander Award for a historical mystery set before 1950. Tasha Alexander – Tears of Pearl Rhys Bowen – In a Gilded Cage Rebecca Cantrell...

FIVE FOR SUMMER
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Jun23

FIVE FOR SUMMER

You’ve been to the gas pump and the price is still hovering at 50 dollars a tank and not the seventy you’ve been afraid of. Spring was cold with the only advantage being those gas and electric bills were low despite increased cost. Fresh produce is here and that means the grocery bills have taken a dip. What am I getting at? Well, none of us have extra money right now, but for those of us who’ve planned out how much we’re going to need, it almost feels like there’s a surplus flowing (at least and heaven forbid until the truck says I’ve had enough). So buy a book. Did you pick up the Connelly or the Child yet? Are you caught up with Sookie...

The Blurb I didn’t write
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Jun08

The Blurb I didn’t write

So I read the latest Gregg Hurwitz book a while back. Ruth reviewed it. We both loved it.Since I didn’t review it I didn’t get a chance to say what I really thought.So here we go:”From the opening page of TRUST NO ONE it was like the story grabbed my nads with a vise grips and dared me not to keep up.”So yeah, I really liked this book.It comes out on the 23rd, preoerder now!Get Trust No One