Fault Lines: Stories by Northern California Crime Writers

It’s here! Sisters in Crime’s NorCal branch has published their (our) first-ever anthology — Fault Lines: Stories by Northern California Crime Writers — and I’m delighted that my story “Birdbrain” is in it. Brilliantly edited by Margaret Lucke, this short-fiction collection by 19 outstanding writers from all over the mystery-crime-thriller …

Still Unsolved: Mystery Writer Josephine Tey, AKA Playwright Gordon Daviot, AKA . . .

Pity the poor 21st-century writer who became a Josephine Tey fan in her/his formative years. Vanity Fair contributor Francis Wheen explains why in this excellent story from September 2015: Decades After Her Death, Mystery Still Surrounds Crime Novelist Josephine Tey Unlike Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh, Josephine …

Who Killed Pronoun? Mysterious Death of a Promising E-Publisher

The dashboard announcement is startling and terse. The explanation is corporate-ambiguous: Two years ago Pronoun set out to create a one-of-a-kind publishing tool that truly put authors first. We believed that the power of data could be harnessed for smarter book publishing, leveling the playing field for indie authors. That’s …

Review: Nightshade: a riveting Only in Tokyo Mystery by Jonelle Patrick

Nightshade by Jonelle Patrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars For a mystery fan, what’s more fun than discovering a terrific new author? I heard about Jonelle Patrick from a mutual friend who’s also her agent — a recommendation I trusted enough to buy her first book, Nightshade. Now I …